Glazed Green Beans Recipe

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I appreciate simple side dishes that allow me to focus on the main course. These simply seasoned green beans are a reliable addition to all of my menus.—Karen Scola, Worcester, Massachusetts
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 6 servings


  • 1-1/4 pounds fresh green beans, trimmed
  • 2 garlic cloves, peeled
  • 1-1/4 cups chicken broth
  • 1 teaspoon cornstarch
  • 1 tablespoon cold water
  • 4-1/2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 3 teaspoons minced fresh oregano
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon honey mustard
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 cup crumbled feta cheese

Nutritional Facts

2/3 cup: 60 calories, 3g fat (1g saturated fat), 4mg cholesterol, 258mg sodium, 8g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 3g fiber), 3g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1-1/2 vegetable, 1/2 fat.


  1. Place beans and garlic in a large saucepan; add broth. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 8-10 minutes or until beans are crisp-tender.
  2. Meanwhile, in a small bowl, combine cornstarch and water until smooth. Stir in the lemon juice, oregano, oil, mustard and pepper; set aside.
  3. Drain beans, reserving 1 garlic clove and 1/4 cup broth. Place beans in a serving bowl and keep warm. In the same saucepan, mash reserved garlic clove; stir in reserved broth.
  4. Stir cornstarch mixture and gradually stir into broth. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 1 minute or until thickened. Pour over beans and toss to coat. Sprinkle with feta cheese. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Glazed Green Beans in Country Woman Christmas Annual 2008, p55

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