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Buttery Sautéed Green Beans: A Quick and Easy Side Dish

Hey everyone! Looking for a delicious and simple side dish to elevate your meals? Look no further than these amazing sautéed green beans! They come together in under 10 minutes and pair perfectly with anything from steak to roast chicken.

These green beans are bursting with flavor thanks to the perfect balance of garlic butter. You can even adjust the cooking time to achieve your desired texture, whether you prefer them vibrantly green and crisp-tender or a little softer.

For those who prefer to avoid dairy, feel free to use olive oil instead of butter. The recipe works just as well!

Here’s a tip for preventing burnt butter: Sauté the beans in a mixture of butter and oil. This ensures the butter doesn’t reach its smoke point, resulting in a delicious and flavorful outcome.

Now, you might be wondering if blanching the beans is necessary. While you can definitely skip this step and cook them straight from scratch, blanching them first in boiling water gives them a superior texture and vibrant green color. Plus, you can use the same pan for both steps, saving you time and dishes!

Want to prep these beans in advance? Absolutely! Simply blanch them for 3 minutes, then immediately dunk them in an ice bath to stop the cooking process. Pat them dry and store them in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 2 days. When you’re ready to serve, take them out about 15 minutes beforehand to take the chill off before sautéing.

Here are some additional tips to customize your green beans:

  • Veggie Boost: Add extra flavor and nutrients by sautéing other veggies in the pan before the green beans. Think onions, bell peppers, or even mushrooms!
  • Herb Heaven: Elevate the flavor profile with some fresh herbs like basil, parsley, oregano, or rosemary.
  • Frozen Friendly: No fresh green beans on hand? No problem! Frozen green beans work perfectly in this recipe. Simply thaw them and toss them straight into the pan – no blanching required!

So next time you’re looking for a quick and easy side dish, give these buttery sautéed green beans a try! They’re sure to become a new favorite.

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Green Bean Recipes

Green Bean Recipes


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  • Author: Mekar Official
  • Total Time: 13 minutes

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Looking for a delicious and simple side dish to elevate your meals? Look no further than these amazing sautéed green beans! They come together in under 10 minutes and pair perfectly with anything from steak to roast chicken.


Ingredients

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  • 1 cup water
  • 1 pound green beans, trimmed
  • Salt
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • Black pepper
  • 12 tablespoons lemon juice

Instructions

  1. Boil green beans with water and salt for 3 minutes. Drain and set aside.
  2. Heat olive oil and butter in a pan. Sauté beans for 1 minute.
  3. Add garlic, salt, and pepper. Cook for 30 seconds, until fragrant.
  4. Remove from heat, stir in lemon juice, and serve!
  • Prep Time: 5
  • Cook Time: 8

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 4
  • Calories: 122kcal
  • Sugar: 4g
  • Fat: 9g
  • Saturated Fat: 4g
  • Carbohydrates: 9g
  • Fiber: 3g
  • Protein: 2g
  • Cholesterol: 13mg

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