Awesome Green Beans

Anita said that I must make these green beans again, and soon. She proclaimed them as ‘awesome’, and I definitely agree. This is not a complicated recipe, but it gives green beans fantastic flavor. They need help, let’s face it. No one has ever sat down with a bucket of cooked beans with nothing else on them and said “dang, these are awesome!”. Sit down with a bucket of these beans you will say “dang, these are awesome!”.
Awesome Green Beans

Do not skimp on the chicken broth. I (almost) always use my homemade broth, but you can use a good quality store-bought broth or stock instead. For something totally different, substitute smoked turkey broth.

Awesome Green Beans

Course Side
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 4 servings


  • 1 pound fresh green beans stems removed
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 large onion chopped
  • 1 cup chicken broth plus more if needed
  • 1/2 cup roasted red bell pepper chopped (I use Merzetta's roasted pepper deli strips)
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste


  • Melt the butter in a large pot over medium-high heat.
  • Add the garlic and onions and cook for one minute.
  • Add the green beans and cook until bright green, about 1 minute.
  • Add the remaining ingredients and stir.
  • Reduce heat to a low simmer. Cover but leave the cover slightly ajar and simmer until most of the liquid evaporates and the beans are crisp-tender, 20-30 minutes. Add more broth if needed.
  • Check the seasoning and serve.

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