We received some fresh green beans in our Bountiful Basket this last week. Oh how I love fresh green beans!
I have to Keep It Simple, Sweetie
Let me step back and explain a few things. . . Like every mom, my days are pretty full. I absolutely adore and admire mamas who can churn out exotic fare most nights at dinnertime. They amaze me! Maybe when things slow down one day (?) in the future, I will have more time to experiment. I think it’s so beneficial.
I, however, tend to stick to recipes that are quick and easy – while still aiming for tasting great to our family. This might sound a little unbelievable to some who have been in the kitchen many years, but it wasn’t until a year or two ago that I ever prepared fresh green beans, as in, not from a can. I honestly never considered buying green beans from the produce section! I might have even thought their default state was in fact, from a can.
It’s a good thing people can change, right? Let me ask you – are you more comfortable with buying canned green beans? I want to encourage you next time you see them in the produce section – grab a pound to cook that night! Then race to this post 😉 for a quick and easy way to prepare them. The flavor will knock your socks off.
It’s so easy, even I can do it. 🙂 Here’s the recipe:
Simple, Delicious Green Beans
- one pound fresh green beans
- 2 tablespoons bacon grease – remember, traditional fats are your friend! Stay away from vegetable oils and hydrogenated oils! (Learn how to strain your bacon grease here.)
- 1 clove of garlic, minced, or the equivalent of garlic powder (where to buy garlic powder)
- 1/2 teaspoon sea salt – adjust to your preference (where to buy sea salt)
- 1/2 teaspoon pepper – adjust to your preference (where to buy pepper)
Sauté over low-medium heat, uncovered, until cooked through – about ten minutes, depending on your cooking temperature. Be sure to stir often so they don’t stick and burn!
There you have it. One of God’s delicious creations – prepared from their original state. Enjoy!
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