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My wife 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!”. You won’t want to make beans any other way again.
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.
You could use a fresh red bell pepper instead. I like using roasted peppers because the roasting adds a nice different flavor to the beans.
I like to use my good ole trusty Dutch oven to make these beans and pretty much darned near anything like it on my stovetop. It’s nice and big and sturdy. That extra weight helps it maintain and distribute heat perfectly. As an added bonus, it’s actually pretty easy to clean up too!
Awesome Green Beans
- 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.
Nutritional values are approximate.