How to Cook Fresh Green Beans

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I love green beans. 

I love their texture. I love their crunch. I love that they are green and I love the health benefits that they provide. 

Growing up, we were served green beans from a can. While green beans from a can are better than no green beans at all, they are not as healthy as fresh green beans. 

Of course, I did not know this until I became an adult. 

So once I learned the benefits of fresh green beans and discovered how amazing they can taste, I decided to never buy canned green beans again. 

When I learned how to cook fresh green beans, I was amazed at how easy it was. 

In addition, this recipe only uses 5-6 simple ingredients:

  • 1 stick of butter
  • 1 pound of fresh green beans
  • 5 pieces of cooked bacon, crumbled
  • 3 garlic cloves, diced
  • 1/2 onion, diced
  • French Fried Onions, optional

Fresh Green Beans require one pot with a lid. They are that easy to make. 

  • Snap or cut the ends of the green beans off
  • Melt butter in a pot
  • Add garlic & onion
  • Add green beans & crumbled bacon
  • Cook on medium heat, covered
  • Stir occasionally
  • It may take around 15 minutes for the green beans to reach your desired tenderness. 
  • For an added crunch & flavor top with french fried onions

I like to be able to cut through the beans easily with a knife but I also like the beans to still have a bit of a crunch, You will have to keep an eye on your beans and determine what tenderness you prefer. 

How to Cook Fresh Green Beans

Ingredients

  • 1 stick of butter
  • 1 pound of fresh green beans
  • 5 pieces of cooked bacon, crumbled
  • 3 garlic cloves, diced
  • 1/2 onion, diced
  • French Fried Onions, optional

Instructions

  1. Snap or cut the ends of the green beans off
  2. Melt butter in a pot
  3. Add garlic & onion
  4. Add green beans & crumbled bacon
  5. Cook on medium heat, covered
  6. Stir occasionally
  7. It may take around 15 minutes for the green beans to reach your desired tenderness. 
  8. For an added crunch & flavor top with french fried onions
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If you are used to eating green beans from a can, at first, you may not appreciate the taste of fresh green beans. 

Continue trying them and consider adding different seasonings and I am sure you will end up switching from canned green beans to fresh green beans. 

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Fresh Green Beans are very easy to make. They are much healthier and taste much better than green beans in a can.

Fresh Green Beans are very easy to make. They are much healthier and taste much better than green beans in a can.

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