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Green Beans

Postby lurinmichelle » Thu May 23, 2013 6:31 pm

Does anyone have a good recipe for green beans? I know I like them, but if I make them at home, they never seem to taste very good compared to when I have them at restaurants or at other people's houses so I just need to find a go-to way to make 'em!
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Re: Green Beans

Postby mshrdlicka » Thu May 23, 2013 8:28 pm

Sautéed with bacon and onions :) my favorite way growing up to eat them fresh! We'd often make this the main dish in our house.
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Re: Green Beans

Postby mrs.shea » Fri May 24, 2013 6:49 am

Oh yes...bacon always makes green beans yummy...lol! Or, even just a little ham. I made this Lemony Green Beans recipe once - it was good but wouldn't pair great with everything.

I tend to be lazy with our vegetables and just steam them. Since DH has been cooking he made green beans once and I asked him what he did that made them so yummy. He just put a little smart balance and some herbs on it (like Mrs. Dash type stuff I think). I guess I shouldn't be lazy with my vegetable seasoning...lol!
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Re: Green Beans

Postby AmyandBlake » Fri May 24, 2013 8:33 am

I made some a while back that were SO good, different than I usually made them but they were good. I roasted them wtih garlic, olive oil and soy sauce! (fresh ones, not the can)
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Re: Green Beans

Postby lurinmichelle » Fri May 24, 2013 4:02 pm

Thanks for the ideas! Bacon... of course!! It really does make everything better ;) But really, probably most of the ones I really liked had bacon in them.

AmyandBlake wrote:I made some a while back that were SO good, different than I usually made them but they were good. I roasted them wtih garlic, olive oil and soy sauce! (fresh ones, not the can)


This sounds delicious. I'm a roasted vegetable addict. Roasted veggies are my favorite food, ever since I started eating them that way. I've never thought to try roasting green beans I guess because I've never heard of them being cooked that way.
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Re: Green Beans

Postby svhlkmp » Sun May 26, 2013 10:25 am

3 cans of French style green beans, drained
2 cups of bean juice and a little water in a separate dish
Fry 10 strips of bacon, then crumble over the green beans
In juice mixture, add a little salt, pepper, cubed onion, 2 tablespoons of bacon grease, and 1/2 cup vinegar. Bring to a boil. Then add 1 cup of sugar. Bring to boil. Pour over the beans and simmer for 1/2 hour.
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Re: Green Beans

Postby bride2009 » Tue May 28, 2013 8:36 am

Green beans, the staple veggie in my house. I used to boil them and then add butter, salt, pepper, and garlic. Now, I replaced the butter with olive oil. On the days I feel like doing extra work, I'll do the bacon and onion. Adding a few drops of vinegar is good, too. I also added beef broth to them and let them simmer in that, as well.
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Re: Green Beans

Postby MrsChad » Tue May 28, 2013 10:39 pm

bride2009 wrote:Green beans, the staple veggie in my house. I used to boil them and then add butter, salt, pepper, and garlic. Now, I replaced the butter with olive oil. On the days I feel like doing extra work, I'll do the bacon and onion. Adding a few drops of vinegar is good, too. I also added beef broth to them and let them simmer in that, as well.


All of this exactly. My favorite way is with onion, bacon and beef broth.

On a side note doing the olive oil, salt, pepper and garlic is FANTASTIC on fresh steamed broccoli.
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