Garlicky Green Beans

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This is the standard way I make green beans in my home and I can’t believe I have never posted the recipe.  I love that it’s super quick and simple to make but tastes fantastic.  I love the crisp-tender beans smothered in garlicky goodness.  They pair great with most meals from steak & chops to Asian.  You can’t beat a healthy side dish ready in under 10 minutes!

Heat a small pot of water over high heat until boiling.  Add the trimmed green beans and cook for 2 minutes.  Drain immediately and immerse the green beans in a bowl of ice water.  This step will stop the cooking process and will help the green beans maintain the beautiful green color.  Drain and set aside.

Heat the butter and olive oil in a skillet over medium heat.  Add the minced garlic and cook, stirring constantly, for 30 seconds.  Add the green beans and season with sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste.  Toss the green beans until evenly coated.  Serve immediately.  Enjoy.

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Garlicky Green Beans

Yield: 4

Prep Time: 5 min.

Cook Time: 5 min.

Total Time: 10 min.

Ingredients:

1/4 lb green beans, trimmed
1 tsp olive oil
1 tsp butter
1-2 cloves of garlic, minced
Sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste

Directions:

Heat a small pot of water over high heat until boiling. Add the trimmed green beans and cook for 1 1/2- 2 minutes. Drain immediately and immerse the green beans in a bowl of ice water. This step will stop the cooking process and will help the green beans maintain the beautiful green color. Drain and set aside.

Heat the butter and olive oil in a skillet over medium heat. Add the minced garlic and cook, stirring constantly, for 30 seconds. Add the green beans and season with sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste. Toss the green beans until evenly coated. Serve immediately. Enjoy.

Recipe and photos by For the Love of Cooking.net

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22 Responses to “Garlicky Green Beans”

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    Diane — October 30, 2012 @ 3:58 am

    Oh yummy yum yum. Keep well Diane

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    Barb — October 30, 2012 @ 4:14 am

    I found my side dish for my dinner party this weekend!!!!

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    Blond Duck — October 30, 2012 @ 4:48 am

    I love how you make veggies look good.

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    Jenn's Food Journey — October 30, 2012 @ 5:21 am

    I love your standard way of making green beans :) Standard when I was a kid was boiled until soggy… I’m so glad that’s not the standard here! lol They look perfect, Pam!

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    Joanne — October 30, 2012 @ 6:12 am

    I can never get myself to really LOVE green beans…but maybe with this recipe I can!

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    Sues — October 30, 2012 @ 8:35 am

    Green beans are one of my favorite veggies! And I love that you used lots of garlic. Yum!!

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    Katy's Eats — October 30, 2012 @ 9:31 am

    Perfect for this season !

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    Carmen Rosa — October 30, 2012 @ 10:41 am

    Looks delish!

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    Rhonda — October 30, 2012 @ 12:46 pm

    Simple and delicious, looks good to me!!

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    Chris — October 30, 2012 @ 3:43 pm

    Sometimes the simplest things are the best. These beans sound wonderful!

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    Words Of Deliciousness — October 30, 2012 @ 7:30 pm

    This is a delicious and simple way to make green beans. I love it.

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    Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious — October 31, 2012 @ 11:00 am

    I love the simplicity of this dish! And it looks so flavorful. What a perfect side dish!

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    Angie@Angie's Recipes — October 31, 2012 @ 11:01 am

    Very fresh and delicious!

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    Kim in MD — November 1, 2012 @ 5:28 am

    I love green beans, and I always “shock” them in an ice bath to set the color. It really does keep them that gorgeous, vibrant green color. I was going to make green beans tonight to go with a pork tenderloin I am grilling. I’m going to try this recipe…thanks, Pam!

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    Chris — November 2, 2012 @ 11:22 am

    Our exact way too, except for we add a splash of lemon juice at the very end.

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    Jen — December 16, 2012 @ 6:19 pm

    Made these the other night along with your steakhouse kebabs! The whole meal was fantastic!! I love your blog and was so excited to see you comment on mine the other day! My camera broke so I haven’t blogged in awhile and actually just started again last week so I am excited to get some new post out soon!! Thanks for all the great recipes!! :)

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    Debbie — July 8, 2013 @ 10:29 am

    I cant believe I have never made green beans like this.. I have always cooked mine the old southern way with bacon and sugar and cooked them to death!!! These are so good, warm or cold…. love love the garlic!! I guess you can teach an old dog new tricks!!! Thanks!!

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    Denise — January 14, 2014 @ 6:23 pm

    Just made these! They were fantastic and a huge hit with everyone at dinner tonight. They wanted to know when they could have them again! Thanks for the recipe!

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