Garlic Green Bean Medley Recipe
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Garlic Green Bean Medley Recipe

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“This is one of my favorite ways to cook green beans. Everyone loves it!” —Nancy Daugherty, Cortland, Ohio
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES:10 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES: 10 servings


  • 2 pounds fresh green beans, trimmed
  • 1 large sweet red pepper, cut into strips
  • 1/2 cup thinly sliced sweet onion
  • 1/4 cup thinly sliced celery
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper

Nutritional Facts

3/4 cup: 57 calories, 3g fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 126mg sodium, 8g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 3g fiber), 2g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 vegetable, 1/2 fat.


  1. Place beans in a steamer basket; place in a Dutch oven over 1 in. of water. Bring to a boil; cover and steam for 6-8 minutes or until crisp-tender.
  2. Meanwhile, in a large skillet, saute the red pepper, onion and celery in oil until tender. Add garlic; cook 1 minute longer. Add the beans, salt and pepper; toss to coat. Yield: 10 servings.
Originally published as Garlic Green Bean Medley in Simple & Delicious February/March 2011, p31

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tratuttle User ID: 3753823 129494
Reviewed Nov. 23, 2012

"Excellent side dish and very easy to make."

bjsilve0 User ID: 172187 178372
Reviewed Dec. 10, 2011

"Company, show off, delicious! I served it with the Spiced Pork Medallions with Bourbon Sauce shown here. They to are another company, show off, delicious."

valanddansmith User ID: 988113 108989
Reviewed Oct. 3, 2011

"Veggies don't get much better than this! Used frozen green beans for convenience, and had to use a green bell pepper, but otherwise made the recipe as stated... I am a veggie lover and this was just wonderful to me!"

jtate76 User ID: 3367119 147125
Reviewed Feb. 22, 2011

"So delicious and easy to make. I used steam-in-the-bag beans to make it even easier to prepare."

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