Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 12 mins

This is one of our very favorite side dishes. Simple and delicious.


  1. Bring beans and water to a boil, reduce heat and simmer for 10 minutes.
  2. Drain and set beans aside.
  3. In lg skillet, saute garlic in butter until light brown.
  4. Add beans, salt and pepper.
  5. Heat through.
Most Helpful

Exactly like the green beans I get at our chinese buffet! what a happy surprise to find this recipe and be able to have them at home, I steamed the green beans instead of boiling them, and in the future since I am cutting fat I am going to try and just omit the butter, it HAS to still be wonderful! Thanks Inez!

Donna January 15, 2003

I totally LOVED these green beans, never made them fresh before, and the garlic/butter combo make them to die for! I could live on these alone! Thanks so much, I just realized 3 of the recipes I made tonight were from you! lol

J e l i s a November 09, 2002

this is really good Inez....I tried it with garlic salt and omitted the plain salt and it was great.....another good one.

macy0611 October 17, 2002

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