I found this recipe a couple years ago on Allrecipes. The original was a way to doctor up canned beans, but I make it with fresh instead. And any dish that doesn’t require oven space is a good thing in my book.
My husband hates green beans! Did I mention he’s kind of a picky eater? Just a little bit… Anywho, he absolutely loves these. My daughter always asks for more on her plate. My mother has been known to comment when we’re visiting that she bought fresh green beans and would I mind helping with dinner? Yeah, it’s that kind of recipe. Extremely simple to make and everyone loves them. 🙂
I start them in a pot of boiling water to soften them up some, then finish them off in the oil and butter.
- 1 pound fresh green beans, ends trimmed, cut into about 1 inch pieces
- 2 tsp olive oil
- 2 tsp butter
- 1/2 tsp minced garlic
- salt and pepper to taste
- 1/4 tsp garlic powder
- 1 to 2 Tbsp parmesan cheese
- Place beans in a sauce pan and cover with water. Heat to boiling, then turn down heat and simmer for 4 to 5 minutes. Drain.
- In a saute pan heat oil and butter until melted. Add minced garlic and cook 30 seconds, then add drained beans. Sprinkle with garlic powder and salt and pepper to taste. Toss to mix.
- Cook beans for 8 to 10 minutes, or until desired tenderness.
- Remove from heat and toss with parmesan cheese.