Honey Garlic Green Beans Recipe
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Honey Garlic Green Beans Recipe

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Green beans are great, but they can seem ordinary on their own. Just a couple extra ingredients give them sweet and salty attitude. —Shannon Dobos, Calgary, Alberta
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES:8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES: 8 servings


  • 4 tablespoons honey
  • 2 tablespoons reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 2 pounds fresh green beans, trimmed

Nutritional Facts

3/4 cup: 72 calories, 0 fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 225mg sodium, 18g carbohydrate (12g sugars, 4g fiber), 2g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 vegetable, 1/2 starch.


  1. Whisk together first five ingredients; set aside. In a 6-qt. stockpot, bring 10 cups water to a boil. Add beans in batches; cook, uncovered, 2-3 minutes or just until crisp-tender. Remove beans and immediately drop into ice water. Drain and pat dry.
  2. Coat stockpot with cooking spray. Add beans; cook, stirring constantly, over high heat until slightly blistered, 2-3 minutes. Add sauce; continue stirring until beans are coated and sauce starts to evaporate slightly, 2-3 minutes. Remove from heat. Yield: 8 servings.
Originally published as Honey Garlic Green Beans in Taste of Home November 2016, p58

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BeckyJCarver User ID: 59111 263415
Reviewed Mar. 13, 2017

"This is a wonderful side dish, full of flavor & easy to make! Even my son, who hates green beans, loved these."

annrms User ID: 2649709 261621
Reviewed Feb. 21, 2017

"This is a delicious and easy recipe to prepare. I blanched the beans several days ahead, and I had cut the beans into segments instead of keeping them whole only because some of the beans had blemishes. The sweet, salty, spicy, and crunchy tastes complimented the brightly colored beans. This recipe is a keeper!"

sdipiazza User ID: 2106899 257724
Reviewed Dec. 5, 2016

"I made these for Thanksgiving. I loved them, my sons liked them but no one else thought much of them. I'll make them just for me next time."

butterflybirds User ID: 970989 257161
Reviewed Nov. 23, 2016

"The best string bean recipe yet. Raves from my family."

amehart User ID: 1464390 256974
Reviewed Nov. 19, 2016

"Made these the other night and they are wonderful! The flavors blended perfectly and so easy to make. I didn't have any leftover which is great from a family who has several "nothing green" eaters."

Armstras07 User ID: 8309866 256688
Reviewed Nov. 12, 2016

"I made this recipes the other night to test for Thanksgiving , I love the infusion of the soy sauce and garlic. The honey help keep the salty part of the soy down. I have never really cooked with fresh green beans but this recipe made it simple."

cynandtom User ID: 2224843 255122
Reviewed Oct. 7, 2016

"Delicious flavorful Green Beans! I prefer baking my green beans. So I slathered them with some butter and olive oil, poured the sauce over it and baked at 425 degrees for 20ish minutes. Love them!??"

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