Pan Fried Green Beans

Pan Fried Green Beans

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  • Prep

    15 m
  • Cook

    15 m
  • Ready In

    30 m
Shearyah Hawkins
Recipe by  Shearyah Hawkins

“These green beans were the side dish my grandmother served most often because we all love them. They are done but not mushy like canned beans.”

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Original recipe yields 4 to 6 servings



  1. In a stainless steel pot over medium-high heat, combine green beans, garlic powder, onion powder, salt and pepper. Cook, covered, until the beans begin to sweat. Remove lid and stir occasionally until beans are tender.
  2. When the beans and spices have begun to 'burn' on the bottom of the pan, which will lend a grilled flavor, stir in the olive oil and turn off heat. Cover, and let stand a few minutes. Scrape the bottom of the pan to incorporate the 'burnt' spices. Beans should have a dark, caramel color, but not black.

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After reading the other posts, I was NOT going to sacrifice my pans for a 'decent' dish. SO, I sprayed it with cooking spray, then let everything get nice and toasty. It worked fine and I didn't lose my favorite saute pan. The next time I made it, I revamped the entire recipe by adding fresh garlic and onion and a small squirt of lemon juice to 'carmelize everything instead of blacken everything. That just tasted better for us. Thanks for the jumpstart!



I was a little scared to try this but I am glad I did! This was very tasty. I will warn you, your pan will be very dirty! But here is a great tip... Put some dish soap in the pan and a few inches of hot water. Boil on the stove top and the burnt on spices with just lift off. You may need to scrape the pan a few times as well.



A little oily but good-

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Amount Per Serving (5 total)

  • Calories
  • 114 cal
  • 6%
  • Fat
  • 8.3 g
  • 13%
  • Carbs
  • 9.7 g
  • 3%
  • Protein
  • 2.5 g
  • 5%
  • Cholesterol
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Sodium
  • 8 mg
  • < 1%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet



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