This recipe is so easy I almost didn’t post it. But then my husband kept raving about how these were the best green beans ever so I figured I’d be doing y’all a disservice if I withheld this from you. Plus everyone needs an easy veggie side dish right? My mom used to make green beans all the time using beans she grew in her own garden. I think she would just microwave them in some butter with a crap ton of Johnny’s seasoning on top and despite the dairy and the MSG filled seasoning, I absolutely loved them! No offense mom, but I think these are even better…
I don’t think there is an easier or more delicious way to cook green beans than roasting them. There’s no standing over the hot stove and you don’t have to worry about them getting mushy from boiling or steaming. Plus there is just so much flavor! You just stick them in the oven, wait a little bit, and then out pops perfectly cooked green beans with that slight char that caramelizes the naturally occurring sugars and makes them taste oh so good. Just don’t burn them! I suppose that wouldn’t taste so good.
These green beans taste great with everything from roasted chicken thighs to burgers. So the next time you’re wondering what to serve with that juicy steak or those grilled pork chops, give these beans a try. I promise you won’t regret it!
- 12 oz green beans
- 1½ Tbs melted ghee (or other fat of choice)
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- ½ tsp salt
- 1 tsp fresh lemon juice
- Preheat oven to 425 degrees
- Add green beans and minced garlic to a large bowl and toss with ghee and salt to coat
- Roast for about 20 minutes, stirring halfway through, or until desired doneness
- Toss green beans with lemon juice and add more salt to taste
Note: I like my green beans on the charred side so if you prefer a more al dente bean, just reduce the cooking team. And make sure to check on them about halfway through and again as they get close to being done because every oven is different so cooking times may vary slightly.
In vibrant health,