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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 equals 57 calories, 3 g fat (trace saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 126 mg sodium, 8 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 2 g 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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Reviewed Nov. 23, 2012

"Excellent side dish and very easy to make."

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."

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!"

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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