Fresh Green Beans & Garlic Recipe
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Fresh Green Beans & Garlic Recipe

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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
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

Nutritional 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 vegetable, 1-1/2 fat


  1. 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.
  2. 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. Yield: 8 servings.
Originally published as Fresh Green Beans & Garlic in Taste of Home April/May 2014

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Reviewed Nov. 19, 2015

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

Reviewed Sep. 8, 2015

"Very good and was a hit at the dinner party!"

Reviewed 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."

Reviewed May. 21, 2015

"Simple and delicious!"

Reviewed Apr. 5, 2015

"I loved these green beans. Will make again."

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