How to Make Steamed Garlic Green Beans, Recipe

One of the most common vegetables you will find at the supermarket, green beans are also one of the healthiest vegetables you can eat. This slender, green vegetable is rich in vitamins K, C and A and is also an excellent source of dietary fiber. Green beans are served as a stand-alone side dish, or used as a part of a larger dish, such as green bean casserole. Steaming and then sauteing them in garlic will significantly enhance the flavor of this versatile vegetable.

Things You'll Need

  • 1 lb. green beans
  • 2 tbsp. butter
  • Two cloves minced garlic
  • Salt, to taste
  • Pepper, to taste

Instructions

    • 1

      Fill a steamer pot with enough water so that it reaches just below the line where the steamer basket will sit. Bring the water to a boil.

    • 2

      Place the steamer basket into the pot and add the green beans.

    • 3

      Cover and steam the green beans for five to seven minutes, or until they are tender, but still slightly crunchy. Remove from heat.

    • 4

      Melt 2 tbsp. of butter in a large skillet on the stove over medium heat and saute the garlic in the butter for one to two minutes.

    • 5

      Add the green beans to the pan and toss with the minced garlic and butter until well coated.

    • 6

      Season with salt and pepper to taste, then serve.

Related Searches

References

Resources

  • Photo Credit Jupiterimages/Photos.com/Getty Images

You May Also Like

  • Green Bean Recipe

    Learn how to finish a green bean dish, a traditional Thanksgiving Day dinner recipe, in this free cooking video.

  • How to Steam Green Beans

    Fresh green beans are available year round, but they are best in early winter, early summer, and early fall. That's when you'll...

  • Steamed Green Bean Recipes

    Steamed green beans cook easily and quickly in a small saucepan with boiling water. Cook steamed green beans with help from a...

  • How to Steam String Beans

    String beans, or green beans, refer to the unripened fruit pods of several species of beans. String beans are common as a...

  • How to Make Green Bean Almondine

    How to Make Steamed Garlic Green Beans, Recipe; Corn, Tomato & Green Bean Salad; ehow.com. About eHow; eHow Blog; How to by...

  • Beer-Steamed Shrimp Recipe: Saute Onions & Garlic

    To make a beer-steamed shrimp recipe, sauté onions and garlic in a tablespoon of oil. Learn to sauté onions and garlic with...

  • Garlic Green Bean Recipe

    Garlic Green Bean Recipe. Part of the series: Italian Cooking. ... Easy Minestrone Soup Recipe. How to Make Risotto. Italian Lentil Salad....

  • Easy Green Bean Casserole

    Learn an easy recipe for cheesy green bean casserole with expert cooking tips in this free barbecue side dishes video clip. How...

  • How to Cook Green Beans to Be Crisp and Tender

    How to Make Steamed Garlic Green Beans, Recipe; How to Steam Green Beans; How to Cook Green Beans; How to Know When...

  • How to Steam Dried Beans

    Green Giant steamed green beans are a fat-free vegetable option that make a great addition to almost any meal. Steamed green beans......

  • How to Cook Chinese Green Beans

    Vegetable Dish Recipes; Green Beans; How to Cook Chinese Green Beans; X. Must See: Slide Shows. How to Cook Chinese Green Beans....

Related Ads

View Blog Post

Easy Chocolate Peppermint Fudge

Recent Blog Posts
How to Make Vegan Eggnog
by Ashlae Warner

I still remember the first time I tried eggnog. I loved it so much I could have guzzled the whole carton, until my mom informed me – mid chug – that it was made with raw eggs. To say I … (read more)

Make-Ahead Cinnamon Roll French Toast Breakfast Bake
by Shaina Olmanson

A recipe for an overnight french toast breakfast bake that will remind you of warm cinnamon rolls, but requires almost no effort. Christmas morning around my house always starts with one kid. Usually it is my youngest daughter. She sneaks … (read more)

See all posts