Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Great Green Beans

I don't post enough side dish recipes. The main dishes and desserts seem to get all the credit, but side dishes are important too! These days, I usually throw a box of frozen veggies in the microwave and call it a day. These are pretty quick though and I've gotten a few people who tried them out of our wedding cookbook that rave about them. I think they are pretty good and an excellent way to spruce up a can of green beans. Now, I make these just any old way but I'll give you a base recipe that you can tweak according to your tastes.

Great Green Beans
2 cans green beans (I used French style...that's why they look funny in the picture.)
1 cube beef bouillon
1 Tbsp Worcestershire sauce
1 tsp soy sauce
1 Tbsp butter
1 pinch garlic powder
1 pinch black pepper

Drain green beans, reserving half the liquid.

Dissolve bouillon cube in reserved liquid in a sauce pan over med high heat.

Add green beans to the liquid. Add Worcestershire sauce, soy sauce, butter, garlic powder, and pepper.

Reduce heat and simmer for 15 minutes (or until the rest of your meal is done..I think I've cooked them 30 minutes before). Serve.
Enjoy! Please don't judge the shape of my ham steaks...I cut some ham off of my "chunk o ham" to cube for some soup and did some bad planning. So, they had a flat edge. They ate just the same, just so you know!

1 comment:

  1. You can use a can of beef consomme instead of the boullion and add a can of sliced mushrooms! Delish! Hope you are warm and safe in this weather!