Garlic String/Green Beans (Fit for Life)

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 30 mins

My family has been using this recipe since the 80's. These are great with steak or chicken. Also great if you are on a low calorie diet.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In large heavy saucepan, heat oil.
  2. Add garlic and beans, and saute over high heat to sear beans, stirring frequently so they do not burn.
  3. Add thyme, sea salt, and pepper to taste.
  4. Add water and bouillon.
  5. Bring to boil, cover tightly, reduce heat to medium-low, and simmer for 20-30 minutes or until beans are tender when pierced with tip of sharp knife.
  6. Add more water, if necessary.
  7. Frozen beans will take only half the time.
  8. Add squeeze of lemon juice and toss well.
  9. Original recipe states it serves 2 but it easily will serve four as a side dish.