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Fresh Green Beans & Garlic

I am a firm believer that fresh is best. I developed this recipe to take advantage of our garden veggies. It really shows off the full flavor of the green beans. —Carol Mayer, Sparta, Illinois
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
  • Makes
    8 servings


  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 4 garlic cloves, sliced
  • 2 pounds fresh green beans
  • 1 cup reduced-sodium chicken broth
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper


  • In a Dutch oven, heat oil and butter over medium-high heat. Add garlic; cook and stir 45-60 seconds or until golden. Using a slotted spoon, remove garlic from pan; reserve. Add green beans to pan; cook and stir 4-5 minutes or until crisp-tender.
  • Stir in broth, salt and pepper. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, 8-10 minutes or just until beans are tender and broth is almost evaporated, stirring occasionally. Stir in reserved garlic.
Nutrition Facts
1 serving: 91 calories, 6g fat (2g saturated fat), 8mg cholesterol, 245mg sodium, 8g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 3g fiber), 2g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1-1/2 fat, 1 vegetable.

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  • MarineMom_texas
    Jan 4, 2021

    We loved these beans. The only changes I made were to pare the recipe down for the two of us and omit the oil. Next time I will use a skillet as one reviewer did. This is a delicious recipe and we will be having it again. Volunteer Field Editor

  • lee1briggs
    Jun 18, 2020

    No comment left

  • Kim0827
    Nov 27, 2016

    Good. Replaced with my original recipe

  • Nan Mock
    Nov 19, 2015

    This is such a delicious way to prepare green beans. Even my green bean-hating husband liked them!

  • toothwarriorprincess
    Sep 8, 2015

    Very good and was a hit at the dinner party!

  • dannyshoots
    Jun 3, 2015

    Stopped on the way home and got some fresh beans for this recipe last night. As always, I doubled the garlic. It was a great side for my meatloaf and potatoes! My girlfriend loved them. Will definitely make them again.

  • rmbarr059
    May 21, 2015

    Simple and delicious!

  • Queenlalisa
    Apr 5, 2015

    I loved these green beans. Will make again.

  • randcbruns
    Oct 28, 2014

    Two of my favorites in one dish! The garlic adds just an extra bit of richness to this dish. It also looks amazing when you serve it.

  • justmbeth
    Sep 9, 2014

    Flavor was great, especially with so few ingredients. I made a half a recipe and used a skillet instead of a dutch oven. Came out just fine. Family requested I make this again soon.