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Feb 7, 2008 10:02 AM

Great, easy green bean recipe

I just whipped up a batch of my favorite recipe for green beans that I have been doing for a few years and always have rave reviews from guests. It is soooo easy and quick and reheats great so you can do it even a day ahead of time. (Sorry I don't have exact measurements but I just kind of throw in and taste). I would love some more quick, easy and tasty green bean recipes if anyone has some!

Fresh green beans
whole, peeled cloves of garlic (maybe three or four per pound? I like more but I am garlic crazy)
lemon juice

I put my fresh green beans and garlic cloves in a large saucepan. Fill with cold water, bring to a boil and cook about 10 minutes or until green beans are tender but not overcooked. I like mine on the more crunchy side.

Drain in a colander, but don't rinse with cold water. Pick out the whole garlic cloves, through back into saucepan and mash with a fork. Add butter, let melt. Add lemon juice, salt/pepper then toss green beans back in and toss. That's it. Takes longer to cook the green beans then anything else. I swear they are a no fail recipe.

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  1. I made this a week or so ago, and plan to make it again, i loved it !!

    Wasabi Three-Bean Salad

    1. Stir fry minced garlic, ginger and scallions in olive oil for a lil bit. Add green beans, a tablespoon or so of vietnamese chili sauce (sambal olek), few drops of sesame oil, and a teaspoon or so of brown sugar and stir fry til tender and flavors have combined.

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      1. re: yamalam

        Both of these sound great! I can't wait to try them! Thanks

      2. I made this last week and shared it with a few others. Everyone has loved it.

        1. I made vegatable chopped liver from grren beans. Have hard boiled eggs ready. Saute chopped onion until gollden brown, Take off ends and strings from green beans, cut them in half and boiled them for 10 minutes. Drain and cool the beans in cold water. Combine all in a food prcessor and process a few seconds untill mixture resembles chopped liver. Serve warm or cold on crackers or toast.

          1. Smothered green beans.

            1 lb trimmed green beans
            2 slices cooked bacon, chopped
            2 small or 1 large cloves garlic, minced
            Chicken stock to cover
            Half of a heaping tsp dried onion flakes( yes, I did say dried. Don't pishaw)
            Cook all ingredients until beans are tender.

            So good.