Simple Steamed Green Beans

READY IN: 25mins
Recipe by Freda2 Brown

A simple and tasty side dish when fresh green beans are plentiful. Prep time doesn't include time to prep the beans before steaming.

Top Review by Marg CaymanDesigns

Before this recipe, I would have told you I didn't like green beans. But I had never tried them steamed before. I liked these so much I ate all my green beans first!! LOL! I steamed them for 18 minutes. First, I drizzled the teaspoon of EVOO on them and tossed to coat. I then sprinkled about a teaspoon of brown sugar over them and some pepper, again tossing to coat. I learned the brown sugar trick from a restaurant chef and it is incredible. I know I'll be making these again!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Prepare green beans by snapping them or cutting them to approx 1 inch in length and rinsing them.
  2. Over a pot of boiling water, steam beans for 15-20 minutes (until just tender with a little"bite" to them; Also, to steam I use a covered colander over a Dutch oven filled 1/4th full with water) Remove steamed beans and turn into a serving bowl.
  3. Add all of the rest of the ingredients, seasoning to taste.
  4. Enjoy!

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