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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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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