Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 15 mins

Rather nice beans! Can be made richer with the use of cream and butter, or calorie conscious with yoghurt! From Readers Digest : Quick And Thrifty Cooking In South Africa


  1. Bring about 2 cm of lightly salted water to the boil in a medium-size saucepan. Add the trimmed beans and cook, covered, for 8 minutes or until crisp-tender. Drain in a colander.
  2. In the same saucepan, melt the butter and cook the onion over low heat for one minute.
  3. Return the beans to the saucepan, add the sour cream and paprika, and stir together. Heat the mixture gently. but do not let it boil or the sauce will curdle.
  4. Serve!
Most Helpful

I love this recipe and I have already made it three times in the past few weeks. I use two cans of cut green beans and since I don't like onion, I use a heaping tbsp of minced garlic and about 3 tbsp butter. I let the butter, garlic and green beans get warm together on low since someone mentioned not to let the sour cream curdle. This way it heats up faster. It's a great alternative to carbs with your dinner!

ILove2Cook in Queens October 02, 2015

I made these as instructed except for using smoked paprika and wow, we all enjoyed these!!

queenbeatrice December 10, 2014