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Lemon Garlic Butter Green Beans Skillet

by Christina Cherrier – Updated Aug 22, 2020
Lemon Garlic Butter Green Beans Skillet
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Lemon Garlic Butter Green Beans and Wax Beans Skillet – So little effort, so flavorful! The flavor combination of garlic, lemon and butter of this quick and easy side dish hits all of the perfect notes. This green beans and wax beans recipe is perfect for a Holiday dinner pairing roasted turkey or chicken, or serve with grilled meat or white fish – Be careful, it can make you forget the main course!

Lemon Garlic Butter Green Beans and Wax Beans Skillet - So little effort, so flavorful! This easy side dish hits all of the perfect notes.Photo credit: © Eatwell101.com

Ingredients List For The Garlic Butter Steak And Lemon Green Beans Skillet

  • 1/2 lb (225g) fresh stringless green beans, trimmed
  • 1/2 lb (225g) fresh stringless yellow wax beans, trimmed
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • Juice of 1/2 lemon + lemon slices, for garnish
  • Salt and fresh cracked pepper
  • 1 tablespoon hot sauce (we used Sriracha)
  • 1/2 cup (125ml) vegetable stock
  • Crushed red chili pepper flakes, optional
  • 1/2 cup fresh chopped parsley
  • 1 tablespoon fresh thyme leaves
  • Parmesan shavings, or garnish

Lemon Garlic Butter Green Beans and Wax Beans Skillet - So little effort, so flavorful! This easy side dish hits all of the perfect notes.Photo credit: © Eatwell101.com

Lemon Garlic Butter Green Beans and Wax Beans Skillet - So little effort, so flavorful! This easy side dish hits all of the perfect notes.Photo credit: © Eatwell101.com

Lemon Garlic Butter Green Beans and Wax Beans Skillet - So little effort, so flavorful! This easy side dish hits all of the perfect notes.Photo credit: © Eatwell101.com

Lemon Garlic Butter Green Beans and Wax Beans Skillet - So little effort, so flavorful! This easy side dish hits all of the perfect notes.Photo credit: © Eatwell101.com

Lemon Garlic Butter Green Beans and Wax Beans Skillet - So little effort, so flavorful! This easy side dish hits all of the perfect notes.Photo credit: © Eatwell101.com

Directions

1. Arrange beans in a microwave-safe dish with 1/2 cup (125ml) water. Cook in the microwave for 8-10 minutes, until almost done but still crisp.

2. Melt 1 tablespoon butter in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add chopped parsley, thyme, garlic, Italian seasoning, red crushed chili pepper flakes and pre-cooked beans and cook for 4 to 5 minutes, stirring regularly, until cooked to your liking – Add the second tablespoon butter and stir until melted to coat the beans. Deglaze with lemon juice, Sriracha and vegetable stock, and reduce the sauce for a couple of minutes.

3. Adjust seasoning with pepper and serve the garlic butter green and yellow wax beans skillet immediately, garnished with more crushed chili pepper, fresh herbs, and parmesan shavings. Enjoy!

Note: You can make this recipe using only green beans or wax beans.

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  • Julie Miller

    2020-10-30 20:34:19

    These beans were amazing! My husband has a big garden and we harvested a lot of beans. The two of us ate the the whole pan of them!

Lemon Garlic Butter Green Beans and Wax Beans Skillet - So little effort, so flavorful! This easy side dish hits all of the perfect notes.
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