Pepper Garlic Green Beans

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Savory and garlicky, your family will be asking for these pepper garlic green beans all year round. This is a whole new layer of deliciousness for your next batch of sauteed green beans.

Pepper Garlic Green Beans

Pepper Green Beans

The pepper in these green beans is key for me. It adds a whole new level and deepens the flavors here.

Growing up I honestly never knew there was any way to eat green beans other than steamed fresh or heated out of a can. Wow, am I glad I have discovered so many more tasty ways to enjoy green beans!

Pepper green beans are sauteed to keep a bit of their crunch and they are hard to beat. I love the bright green color and fresh flavor you can get with a quick saute.

To make these green beans you will do a quick steam and then cook off the little bit of water you used. This part takes about 4 minutes.

Next, add the rest of your ingredients and toss to coat. The garlic will become fragrant and the greens beans will start to crispy slightly. Keep it moving and be careful not to burn your garlic or will become bitter and ruin the dish.

This is a go-to side dish for me. Sometimes I will add other fresh herbs or even bits of bacon or ham to change up the flavor a bit.

Pepper Green Beans

Garlic Green Beans

  • green beans 
  • olive oil
  • garlic
  • freshly ground black pepper 
  • kosher salt 
Garlic Green Beans

Sauteed Green Beans Recipe

  1. Place the green beans and water in a large skillet (I love this one!) over medium-high heat. Cover, and cook until beans are bright green and still crisp, about 4 minutes.
  2. Uncover, increase heat to high, and continue to cook until the liquid evaporates, about 2 minutes.
  3. Reduce the heat to medium, add oil and garlic to the skillet, and toss to coat. Continue cooking, stirring frequently, until beans are crisp-tender, lightly browned, and beginning to wrinkle, 1 to 3 minutes.
  4. Remove from the heat and season generously with pepper and salt, to taste.
Pepper and Garlic Green Beans

For another awesome way to use this year’s green beans, try them seasoned with soy sauce, garlic, and ginger before being roasted until crispy. These Asian Green Beans are so tasty, that you’ll be eating them straight from the pan.

Blistered Shishito Peppers at home, are so easy, with a little bit of oil, plenty of salt, and a squeeze of lemon for this restaurant-style treat at home.

Pepper Garlic Green Beans

Pepper Garlic Green Beans

Savory and garlicky, your family will be asking for these pepper garlic green beans all year round.
Prep Time: 5 mins
Cook Time: 8 mins
Total Time: 13 mins
Servings: 4 servings

Ingredients 

  • 1 pound green beans ends trimmed
  • ¼ cup water
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper adjust to taste
  • ½-1 teaspoon kosher salt adjust to taste

Instructions

  • Place the green beans and water in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Cover, and cook until beans are bright green and still crisp, about 4 minutes.
  • Uncover, increase heat to high, and continue to cook until the liquid evaporates, about 2 minutes.
  • Reduce the heat to medium, add oil and garlic to the skillet, and toss to coat. Continue cooking, stirring frequently, until beans are crisp-tender, lightly browned, and beginning to wrinkle, 1 to 3 minutes.
  • Remove from the heat and season generously with pepper and salt, to taste.

Nutrition

Calories: 97kcal · Carbohydrates: 8g · Protein: 2g · Fat: 7g · Saturated Fat: 1g · Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g · Monounsaturated Fat: 5g · Sodium: 298mg · Potassium: 239mg · Fiber: 3g · Sugar: 4g · Vitamin A: 782IU · Vitamin C: 14mg · Calcium: 43mg · Iron: 1mg
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Pepper and Garlic Sauteed Green Beans

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