How wonderful is the feeling of walking in the door after a long day at work (school, running errands, <insert other locations you may have been all day>) and to know that dinner has been simmering away all day for you in the slow cooker? Awesome, right?! Except, what if you need a side dish? There are plenty of options ranging anywhere from microwaving some canned corn to whipping up some mashed potatoes to roasting some veggies. But the last thing you want to do is spend any amount of time prepping food. You did throw your meal in the crock just so you could avoid that right? Well, I just happen to love simple sides that taste much better than something from a can but don’t require much more effort. Are you in?
This is not only one of my favorite sides but also one my family loves. We make it a lot!! And since I’ve shared so many main dish recipes with all of you I thought you might also enjoy this easy to make side!
This all starts with a bag of frozen green beans. More specifically you need the package labeled tiny whole green beans, extra fine green beans or they might even say haricot vert. You will need to let the beans thaw or if you are in a hurry defrost them in the microwave for a couple of minutes. Then you will saute them in a skillet along with some butter, olive oil, pre-minced garlic and dried onions. That’s it!! It takes less than 10 minutes and you’ve dressed up what would have otherwise been some boring old green beans!! Too easy? 🙂
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- 12 oz package frozen green beans
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 tablespoon butter
- 1 teaspoon bottled minced garlic
- 1 teaspoon dried onion flakes
- Leave green beans sitting out while for about 30-60 minutes or defrost in microwave for 3-4 minutes
- You want the green beans to be just defrosted but not warm or soggy
- In a small skillet over medium high heat melt butter along with olive oil
- When butter is melted and pan is warmed enough that the green beans will sizzle then add all the green beans
- Continue sauteing and stir occasionally for about 3-4 minutes
- Add garlic and onion and continuing stirring for another 3-4 minutes until green beans are heated through and garlic and onion is crispy and starting to brown (but not burned!)