Here’s a fast and easy way to cook frozen beans without them being mushy. This is a flexible recipe allowing you to adjust flavorings your way. Here is a video demonstration showing just how easy and fast it is to cook frozen green beans. The recipe is below the video link. Enjoy!
I hope this helps!
Easy Green Beans with Garlic and Lemon (Using Frozen Beans)
Makes About 4 Servings
½ Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
½ Tbsp butter
2 cloves garlic, minced*
1 (12 oz) bag of frozen cut green beans (This will also work just as well with a one pound bag)
Salt and pepper, to taste
Wedge or two of fresh lemon
Heat a large skillet (that has a lid) on medium heat. Add the oil and butter and allow the butter to melt. Add the minced garlic and sauté it briefly, just until aromatic. Add the frozen green beans and sauté briefly to coat with the oil and butter. Add a small amount of water (2 or 3 tablespoons) then cover the pan. Allow the beans to thaw then cook to your desired degree of tenderness. Stir and monitor the water level often. Do not allow it to go completely dry to avoid burning the beans. If more water is needed, add 1 or 2 tablespoons at a time until they are cooked to your liking. The process takes about 5 minutes to bring the beans to being tender, but not mushy. When cooked, remove from heat and sprinkle with salt and pepper to taste. Drizzle with fresh lemon juice. Toss to disburse the seasoning and serve.
* Note: If you prefer, you can use dried garlic. When doing this, skip sautéing the garlic and simply add the green beans to the warm oil/butter mixture. Add the dried garlic substitute when first adding water to the beans. This will allow the garlic to hydrate during the cooking process. Below are the conversions for 2 cloves of fresh garlic:
Garlic powder = ¼ teaspoon
Granulated garlic = ½ teaspoon
Garlic flakes = 1 teaspoon
Garlic salt = 1 teaspoon
I love anything green and healthy and this is one thing I know I should try. Thank you for sharing the recipe!
Thank YOU Aika for commenting! Give it a try and let me know how the recipe works for you 🙂