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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!

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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

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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.

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macy0611 October 17, 2002

This was very good, eliminating the butter might take out all the fun, but I do believe that it could be cut in half without notice. I also steamed the green beans and then added them to the garlic butter going very lightly on the salt (just a dash). Fresh veggies just can't be beat! So many other veggies could be done exactly the same way - mushrooms, onions, snap peas, etc. etc. Thanks for another great simple one.

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Laurita March 30, 2003

I have been making these beans for years, and everyone always loves them. I often add a tablespoon or two of lemon juice to the mix. Thanks for posting it.

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Miraklegirl March 06, 2003

This is a fabulous recipe. I did make a few changes. I placed the green beans in my woke and added about 1/4 cup of water to crisp steam them. I removed them and sauted the garlic and butter until light golden brown. I added the green beans to the garlic butter to reheat. Thanks for posting a great recipe.

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Audrey M April 02, 2003

These were excellent! A perfect combination of garlicy flavor and tender green beans. I normally always use fresh green beans, but had a giant bag of frozen cut green beans I needed to use up - so, I decided to try them in this recipe and hoped for the best. Even the frozen beans worked out beautifully in this. Thanks for sharing this delicious and very versatile recipe that I will turn to again & again.

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HeatherFeather May 21, 2003

Another pure winner MizzNezz! I would have never guessed that something so simple could turn out so absolutely delicious. I wouldn't change a thing -- except to double the recipe so I could get more! :) Thanks!!

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Pianolady June 02, 2003

I really wanted to roast my green beans but it's June and sooooo hot that I couldn't bear turning on the oven, so I picked this recipe because it had the least calories AND was the most simple of the 5star green bean recipes. I, too, thought it sounded plain, but I was so wrong. THIS IS DELICIOUS! Of course made a few changes that I really recommend. I used 1/2 butter and 1/2 olive oil. I added shallots to the butter 1st, then added 3 LARGE cloves of garlic. I also cooked the beans in Chicken Stock. You could use broth or just add bouillon cubes to the water. Turned out great. I took it to work and my boss thought I was eating steak because it smelled so good. Thank you for this recipe!

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VelvetPie June 25, 2008

This was really good. I used a package of frozen cut green beans, thawed, rather than fresh and added 1 t. sugar to "glaze" the beans and it was delicious! I always used thawed frozen beans to save time and money and it works great with any skillet green beans.

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MarylandMomof3 March 16, 2008
Garlic Green Beans