Teresa's Garlic Green Beans

Total Time
Prep 2 mins
Cook 15 mins

This simple side dish is a perfect match for steak. Goes perfectly with any meal that uses garlic (ie: awesome with Italian).Simple to make-great to take to a pot luck-classy enough for dinner parties!

Ingredients Nutrition

  • fresh green beans, with ends trimmed-use amount appropriate for desired servings
  • butter (as a rule, 1 T per 2 servings of beans)
  • fresh garlic (minced/crushed amount varies-but as a rule, I use 1 large clove per 2 servings of beans)
  • olive oil, can be used instead of butter for vegetarian/vegans (or for those watching their waistlines! Use less oil than butter 2 t per 2 servings)


  1. Steam green beans until tender-crisp.
  2. Melt butter in pot big enough to hold green beans.
  3. Add garlic and heat until you can smell the garlic.
  4. Remove pan from heat and add green beans to pot.
  5. Coat beans with butter/garlic.
  6. Serve as a fabulous side dish.
Most Helpful

All I can say is YUM and easy!!! I loved these and I'm not a huge green bean fan. I found that I just kept picking at them even after I was finished eating. The kids wouldn't even try them because, well, they are green and they are beans! Who cares what they think, I thought they were great.

Wendy13 January 14, 2003

Superb. I always like fresh green beans, and this one top them all. So easy to prepare, so delicious. I french cut the beans, and steamed with 2 cloves of sliced garlic. I also used olive oil instead of butter. Simple and full of flavor. Thanks for sharing your recipe.

Peter Pan February 19, 2003

only way to eat fresh beans, been a family favourite for a while now.

mummamills January 18, 2003