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How to Make Easy Seasoned Green Beans

How to Make Easy Seasoned Green Beans

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Green beans are one of my favorite vegetables, and with good reason! According to Just Fun Facts (about green beans), they are an excellent source of vitamin K, as well as a very good or good source of the following:

Very Good Source

  • Manganese
  • Vitamin C
  • Dietary fiber
  • Folate
  • Vitamin B2
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Good Source

  • Copper
  • Vitamin B1
  • Chromium
  • Magnesium
  • Calcium
  • Potassium
  • Phosphorus
  • Choline
  • Vitamin A (in the form of carotenoids)
  • Niacin
  • Protein
  • Omega-3 fatty acids
  • Iron
  • Vitamin B6
  • Vitamin E

The article also lists some of the known health benefits of green beans which include improved heart and bone health, a boost to the immune system, help in preventing cancer and managing/preventing diabetes, aid in weight loss, and contributing to the elimination of harmful free radicals.

These powerhouse veggies are really very simple to prepare. They can be eaten raw or grilled, boiled, steamed, stir-fried, roasted or sautéed – my favorite is sautéed, and that is the method I’m presenting here. My hope is that this blog will inspire you to be creative and try new ways to make delicious green beans your family will love!

Making the Easy Seasoned Green Beans

INGREDIENTS

  • 2 Tbsp. unsalted butter
  • 1 lb. fresh green beans, cleaned and trimmed
  • Kosher salt (to taste)
  • Freshly ground black pepper (to taste)

For additional seasoning (optional), you can use:

  • 1/2 tsp. onion powder + 1/2 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp or to taste one of the following:
    • cumin
    • marjoram
    • oregano
    • paprika, smoked or sweet

DIRECTIONS:

  • In a medium skillet, over medium heat, melt the unsalted butter
  • Add the green beans and turn to coat with the melted butter
  • Optional: Add any other seasoning you desire (see ideas on the left), EXCEPT the salt and pepper, turning to thoroughly coat the beans with the seasoning
  • Sauté for 6 – 8 minutes, or until they’ve reached your desired consistency
  • Remove the pan from the heat and sprinkle the beans with the salt and pepper to taste, tossing to thoroughly coat the beans
  • Serve immediately

Serve these easy seasoned green beans as a side to compliment any main meat dish. I made them the other night as a side to grilled pork chops with a mesquite marinade and roasted baby red potatoes with kosher salt, freshly ground black pepper and fresh thyme. They would also make a perfect side to Chicken Dijonnaise.

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Grilled Pork Chops with a Mesquite Marinade, Roasted Baby Reds and Easy Seasoned Green Beans

Did you try this recipe? Drop me a note in the comments section and tell me how you liked them.

Bon Appetit!

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Kris Slaboszewski

Kris Slaboszewski

Avid lover of all things in the kitchen (cooking, baking, eating, etc.), dogs and travel. While I do not consider myself to be an expert in any of these categories, I am excited to share my own experiences and stories with you!

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