I’ve never been a huge fan of green beans…unless they come in casserole form.

But these, I like.  And I serve them at least once a week, even though my family frowns.  My husband eats them, reluctantly.  My 4-year-old sometimes splits them open and pulls the tiny beans out of the center.  My 2-year-old ignores them, or plops them on my plate.  That’s okay.  I’m happy to have more. :)

Best of all?  They’re simple.  Yet, they’re “fancy” enough to serve to guests, if you like.



Put your green beans in a medium frying pan over medium heat.

Add your garlic and oil.

Saute until they begin to blister just a little bit.

Done!  Serve alongside meatloaf, or beef and potatoes, or whatever you like. :)

**This post has been entered in Pennywise Platters Thursday**

How do you like your green beans?

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Kate is wife to Ben and mommy to Bekah (5), Daniel (4), Jacob (2), and Nathan (born March 2013). She is passionate about God, health, and food. She has written 7 cookbooks and a book entitled A Practical Guide to Children's Health. When she's not blogging, she's in the kitchen, sewing, or homeschooling her children. You can also find her as a contributor at Keeper of the Home.

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  1. Those beans look frozen, have you made with fresh? Will they work?


  2. We make beans like that, except I use liquid aminos or tamari too. They’re incredible!


  3. I know from experience that either fresh or frozen green beans work with this cooking method — this is how we always cook ours except we add a healthy twist or two of freshly ground black pepper. YUM!

    Blessings, ~Lisa


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