Quick & Easy Skillet Green Beans
When you know how to cook fresh green beans they are delicious! This recipe for Skillet Green Beans is quick, delicious! A perfect side dish for both Thanksgiving or a simple dinner.
Servings: 4 servings
- 1 pound fresh green beans, trimmed
- 1 clove garlic, minced
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1/8 tsp black pepper
- 1/4 tsp onion powder
- 1/4 tsp garlic powder
- 1 TBS butter
- 1 TBS grapeseed or olive oil
- Spritz of fresh lemon
- Optional: Red pepper flakes
In a small ramekin or bowl, mix together seasoning ingredients and set aside.
Grab a large skillet, non stick if you have one, and heat over med-high heat. Add in butter and oil. Once butter melts, add in green beans. Sprinkle with a pinch or two of the seasoning mix and sauté for 5 minutes or so, moving beans around occasionally. Allow them to brown or char in spots.
Toss in the garlic and sauté for 30 seconds or so, moving it around almost constantly, not allowing it to burn.
Add in the water, sauté for another 30 seconds or so. Cover, remove from heat and allow it to sit for a 2-3 minutes.
Season with additional seasoning mix, spritz with fresh lemon, toss and serve.
If you enjoy spicy, add in a pinch or two of red pepper flakes.
You can also decide to add in some chopped shallot or onion as well. Minced ginger would give a zesty bite and its good for you too.
And of course you can always add some grated Parmesan cheese for garnish.
Decide if you want your green beans crisp-tender or cooked through.
Make a larger batch of the seasoning mix and season all the things! It's a great way to cut down on salt too since it delivers great flavor!
Serving: 4servings | Calories: 94kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 8mg | Sodium: 178mg | Potassium: 239mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 871IU | Vitamin C: 14mg | Calcium: 42mg | Iron: 1mg