I wanted a garden this year, but we never got it plowed up, so I opted for a container garden in the deck. I planted mostly green beans because that is what my family likes the most.
Usually, when we have a large garden, we can the green beans, then open them as needed, dump them into a pot and heat them up. I’m not getting enough to can, only to cook a meal at a time, so I needed a recipe for raw green beans.
- 1 pound of green beans
- 2 teaspoons olive oil
- 1/2 teaspoon sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon pepper
- 1/2-1 teaspoon basil (I used the dried)
Putting It All Together
Bring a 1/2 cup of water to boil in a 10-inch covered nonstick skillet. Add green beans; simmer, covered over medium-low heat until tender, about 8 minutes. How tender you want them is up to you. We don’t like them crunchy, so I cooked mine longer. Drain in colander.
pepper (don’t you just love the way I accurately measure?)
and green beans.
Cook, stirring until heated through, about 2 minutes.
Serve with your favorite main dish and enjoy!