Simple Green Beans Recipe
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Simple Green Beans Recipe

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Simple seasonings give the popular vegetable a distinctive, tasty twist. They go well with many meals.—Marge Killmon, Annandale, Virginia
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:2 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 2 servings


  • 1-1/4 cups cut fresh green beans (2-inch pieces)
  • 2 teaspoons vegetable oil
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 1 teaspoon soy sauce
  • Dash ground ginger

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 64 calories, 5g fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 88mg sodium, 5g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 0 fiber), 2g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 vegetable, 1 fat.


  1. In a saucepan, saute beans in oil over medium heat for 4 minutes. Add water. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 15 minutes or until beans are crisp-tender. Drain; toss with soy sauce and ginger. Yield: 2 servings.
Originally published as Special Green Beans in Taste of Home June/July 1998, p10

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busdrivingmom User ID: 1017529 22481
Reviewed Jun. 14, 2011

"When I prepared the green beans I was not impressed by the flavor. I was expecting flavor other than the green beans, unfortunately the ingredient flavors were lost."

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