One summer I had a bumper crop of green beans so I had to think how to make them interesting every night because everyone was getting sick of them. This recipe was very popular. I serve it whenever I want to fancy up a meal and it's always a hit with those who love garlic.
A very unique and delicious combination! A tweaked version of Middle Eastern Recipe's "Yakhnit Lobia" (http://www.ummah.com/family/recipes/yakhnit.html). The original recipe calls for twice the green beans given here plus 1/2 lbs cubed veal, which I imagine is also good and would make a meal of itself, but I like this as a green bean side dish with a kick! Don't let the ingredient list scare you, the combination is very delicious.
This is a different way to prepare green beans instead of just plain old beans. We were pleasantly surprised by the taste, and I would serve it with more of a plain type meat like breaded pork chops, or breaded chicken because it has its own distinctive taste. This came from a 1970's cookbook called "Cooking for Two".
A lot of folks simply open a couple of cans of green beans, heat, add a bit of butter...and wonder why no one eats them! This simple little "tweak" turns them into a delicious, satisfying side that'll change the way you think of canned green beans.
I grew up eating these green beans and learned to cook them by watching my mother. They are my favorite way to eat green beans.
Edit: This is a recipe for people that like a tangy vinegar flavor, most kids won't like it. I make this for the adults and just buttered beans for my kids.