Saturday, November 9, 2013

The Most Delicious Way to Cook Green Beans


There are always tons of green beans at the farmers market and they're usually really cheap but we never really knew what to do with them so we wouldn't buy them very often… and then one day we just decided to try them and see what happens. I scoured the internet for recipes and then decided to combine what I liked about all the recipes I found and now I have developed, what I am certain, is the most delicious way to cook green beans! 



First cut the ends off the green beans and chop up some garlic.



I use butter, olive oil, and chicken broth to cook them. So easy and so delicious!



Drizzle 2-3 tablespoons of olive oil in the pan and melt 3-4 tablespoons of butter over medium high heat.



Wait for all the butter to melt and look foamy.



Next, add the chopped garlic.



Let the garlic cook for 2-3 minutes and then add the green beans.



Stir them around and get them as flat as possible in the pan. Cook them until they turn bright green.




Then add some salt and pepper.





And cook for a couple more minutess, stirring occasionally.



Next, add enough chicken broth to cover them and stir.





Let it come to a rapid boil.





Next, cover them and turn the heat to medium low, venting the pan so steam can escape. Cook for 15-20 minutes or until most of the chicken broth has cooked out. Serve warm.


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Green Beans

Ingredients:
1 lb. fresh green beans
3-4 cloves of garlic
2-3 tbsp. olive oil
2-3 cups of chicken broth
3-4 tbsp. butter
Salt and pepper to taste

Directions:

1.    Drizzle 2-3 tablespoons of olive oil in the pan and melt 3-4 tablespoons of butter over medium high heat.
2.    Wait for all the butter to melt and look foamy.
3.    Next, add the chopped garlic.
4.    Let the garlic cook for 2-3 minutes and then add the green beans.
5.    Stir them around and get them as flat as possible in the pan. Cooke them until they turn bright green.
6.    Then add some salt and pepper.
7.    And cook for a couple more minutes, stirring occasionally.
8.    Next add enough chicken broth to cover them and stir.
9.    Let it come to a rapid boil.

10.         Next, cover them and turn the heat to medium low, venting the pan so steam can escape. Cook for 15-20 minutes or until most of the chicken broth has cooked out. Serve warm.





28 comments:

  1. Made these last night, they were scrumptious!!! Thank you!

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  2. These are great! I've been making these for a while now and they never fail! Full of flavor. Thank you for sharing!! Have a great day!

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  3. These are great! I've been making these for a while now and they never fail! Full of flavor. Thank you for sharing!! Have a great day!

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  4. They seem like they would be overcooked, but they don't look like it in the photos. Will have to give this a try.

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  5. I add onion to the garlic and sprinkle parmesan cheese over the top. thanks for sharing

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  6. Can frozen or can green beans be used?

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    1. I've only ever used fresh green beans but I would imagine you could! Let us know if you try it! Thanks! :)

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  7. I love you presentation!!! Makes every thing look so good!! I am going to try this soon. Thanks

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  8. Think I'll try them for Christmas dinner!

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  9. Think I'll try them for Christmas dinner!

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  10. I have 18 for dinner, if I double the recipe would it be enough? I also have another vegetable.

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    1. In my experience, 1lb of beans (like this recipe calls for), is good for about 4 people. If you have 18, I'd say at least triple the recipe, as long as you have another vegetable. I might even quadruple it though, since people are saying how good these are :).

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  11. I will try this tonight's meal, and serve with sweet potatoes and gammon steak.

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  12. This sounds amazing! Am definitely going to try this.

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  13. Do you think it would work just as well without butter? Or can I substitute? I'm dairy free.

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    1. You could probably do without it, or substitute something else. Let me know if you try it and how they turn out! Thanks! :)

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  14. Could I use beef broth instead of chicken broth? We ate at a restaurant in Hampstead, NC and the greenbeans were cooked in beef broth.

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  15. I need to take these green beans to a family members house 1-1/2 hours away... How far do I pre cook them and what temp should I warm in the oven and how long do you think?????

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  16. Adre they soft? My family doest like crisp vegetables.

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  17. Are they soft? My family doest like crisp vegetables.

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  18. You should use the cooking liquid to make a sauce. Would be a waste to chuck it out.

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  19. Add bacon, it's even better.

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  20. I add bacon or salted pork and a lil bit of distilled vinegar. Oh and onion. Can also use canned or frozen.

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  21. Just tried this tonight...added some lemon pepper to the seasonings as well. Only added 2 cups of broth and had plenty left over even after steaming off the liquid, so am using it to saute up a pound of cubed up chicken! It's awesome.

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