5 Minute Garlic Green Beans

Posted On Nov 6, 2019 By Brandy Gales

Green Beans in a Bowl

Personally, I have always been obsessed with the Garlic Green Beans at most Chinese restaurants. Every time I make this recipe I am reminded of the "sister day" tradition my sister and I had every Sunday back in college. To explain, this was just a day in which we did tons of laundry and got caught up on homework while being overly exhausted from the night before. The actual perk of the day - we always got a ton of Chinese food and the local garlic green beans was always the main draw for us. I would actually make a full meal of just Green Beans. I am sad to think of the money I wasted on these each year as I always felt that I could never recreate the flavors at home. That is then when I realized, like with most food, I was overthinking it. The less you do, the better they are!

So here it is, my recipe for 5 Minute Garlic Green Beans. Sister approved of course!

5 Minute Garlic Green Beans

What you need

  • 1lb green beans
  • 2 tbsp garlic powder (I don't use fresh garlic as I have found it burns)
  • 2 tbsp juice of lemon
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • Salt and pepper to taste
a pan of green beans

What you will do

  1. Place the green beans in a large sauté pan over high heat.
  2. Add garlic powder, salt, and pepper.
  3. Sauté on high heat for 5 minutes consistently stirring.
  4. Turn off heat BUT leave your pan on the burner.
  5. Add the lemon to your pan and stir.
  6. Now remove from heat and add your 2 tablespoons of butter; toss the green beans in the melted butter.
  7. Allow to sit for at least 5 minutes until you are ready to serve.

Like I said this is the easiest recipe ever! These green beans are a great side dish, especially as a partner to my Flank Steak recipe.

Now all you have to do, as my daughter would say is "Eat, Eat!"