No-fail Butter and Garlic Green Beans
These Butter and Garlic Green Beans are perfectly cooked and tossed with butter and toasted garlic. They're a quick, easy, and delicious vegetable side dish.
- 1 pound green beans trimmed and washed
- 2 cloves garlic minced*
- 1 tablespoon butter
- Salt and pepper to taste
In a medium pot, cover green beans with cold water and bring to a boil. Lower the heat and simmer for 5-10 minutes, until they reach your preferred level of doneness (I like mine on the softer side). Drain and set aside.
Melt butter over medium heat in a large skillet. Add the garlic and toast until golden, watching carefully to ensure it doesn't burn.
Add the cooked green beans to the pan, sprinkle with salt and pepper, and toss to coat (and reheat if they've cooled).
Serve and enjoy!
*If you don't feel like mincing your garlic, you can crush it with a garlic press, but the little minced pieces of garlic are really delicious.
Make-ahead Instructions: Trimmed green beans and minced garlic can be stored in air-tight containers for up to 2 days before cooking.