Easy Pan Seared Green Beans

Total Time
1hr 15mins
Prep 15 mins
Cook 1 hr

An easy recipe for a great side dish. Goes great with cookouts.


  1. Wash and chop ends off of green beans, boil for a good 30 minutes to make them tender.
  2. Lightly cover a medium pan with olive oil.
  3. When oil is ready, put beans in and sear them while putting the garlic salt and ground pepper on top.
  4. Sear until desired taste and texture. (about 5 minutes).
Most Helpful

These were OK for us. I followed the recipe as written but it was too much garlic flavor for us.

bmcnichol March 13, 2011

We really enjoyed this recipe. The garlic salt was good on the beans. I added alittle more ground pepper than just a dash. I also added a crushed up chicken bouillon cube for extra flavor in with the olive oil before adding the beans. Thanks for sharing this delicious side dish. :)

Marsha D. January 23, 2008

We really enjoyed this simple recipe. Hubby liked them so much he asked me to tell him how I cooked them. He said, "Much better than regular ole' boiled beans." I could not find fresh green beans so used frozen and it is probably the only way I'll ever fix frozen beans again. That said, I will try this when the fresh ones are in the store. (: Made for PAC 2007. Thanks, Michael...keep those recipes coming.

A Good Thing September 30, 2007