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Garlic Green Beans – These garlic green beans are the perfect side dish and so easy to make, ready in just 15 minutes you can get a healthy meal on the table fast.
We love growing green beans in our garden and always have lots to use up. This garlic bean recipe is so simple and easy to make that it often is found as an easy side dish on our table.
If you need quick side dishes just make these garlic beans and some mashed potatoes to go along with your meal and you’re done!
I prefer to sauté them in a pan instead of boiling them first because it’s a much healthier choice. When you boil vegetables so much of their nutrients is lost into the cooking water.
Instead, I love to sauté the green beans until they are just tender but still have a nice little crunch to them.
How To Pick Out Fresh Green Beans
If your growing green beans in your garden then you have lots of fresh beans available. But what if you don’t have a garden or it’s the off growing season?
Don’t worry it’s easy to pick out fresh green beans from the store or farmers market when you know what to look for.
When you are picking out your green beans make sure to select the best looking ones. They should be a bright green color and not have any brown spots.
If they are starting to get a pale color, wilted or have brown spots starting they will taste woody and not enjoyable.
Do You Need To Cut The Beans?
You can cook these garlic green beans whole or cut them into 2–3 inch long pieces which are what I prefer to do. The smaller pieces cook faster and my kids prefer bit sized pieces.
How To Make Garlic Green Beans
Melt the butter in a frying pan over medium heat.
Add the garlic, chopped onion and green beans to the pan. Sauté them for 8–10 minutes or until they are cooked to your liking.
- 5 cups green beans
- 1/8 of a cup butter
- 3 cloves of garlic, chopped
- 1 onion, chopped
- Melt the butter over medium-high heat in a large frying pan.
- Add the chopped garlic, onion and green beans and sauté for 5-6 minutes or until the beans are as tender as you like.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 95Total Fat: 5gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 12mgSodium: 40mgCarbohydrates: 13gFiber: 5gSugar: 5gProtein: 3g
Nutrition information isn't always accurate, this information is for informational purposes only please consult a nutritionist for more information and guidance.
Kim Mills is a homeschooling mom of 6 and lives on an urban homestead in Ontario, Canada. Blogging at Homestead Acres she enjoys sharing tips to help you save money, grow and preserve your own food.