Recipe by DOCTOR KITTEN
"Scrumptious and tangy green beans from Georgia. A great side dish with any meat."
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fresh green beans, trimmed
red onion, quartered and thinly sliced
garlic, peeled and minced
1 1/2 teaspoons
red wine vinegar
salt and pepper to taste
finely chopped cilantro
Absolutely delicious. The red wine vinegar adds the perfect amount of "tang." I didn't have red onions on hand so I substituted dried, minced onions and it came out fine.
Just edible. Not worth a second helping let alone making again. The combination of flavors, and particularly the cilantro, just didn't work here. Hubby said the cilantro with the green beans was an "unnatural act." I expect more from a dish with so many ingredients in the seasoning. Once again, this dish proves simple is better.
It was 2004 when I first reviewed this recipe. As suggested by others added bacon, and sauteed the onion and garlic in some bacon fat. I'm still making them, I have two kids now and this is only 1 of two vegetables they will eat!
This is the first time I leave a review (shame on me I use this site all the time) Everyone loved these green beans, I was pressed for time so I used french cut green beans, cooked them completely and added all other ingredients as per the recipe except the chicken broth (I did not want a sauce )my cousin - as he was serving himself again- kept saying how he just did not like green beans. I've read comments like this before and never got such results, but this time I did! Try it! The vinegar, sweet taste of the red onion and bacon just make it a great side dish, I've made it twice in the last two weeks because my husband asked me to! HE DOES NOT EAT VEGGIES!
These were the best green beans i have ever had! Deliciously flavourful. The cilantro is just genius!
I used white onions cut in rings & skipped the boiling step. I prefer my veggies with a little texture to them. I sauteed them for about 8 minutes covered and completely ignored them the whole time. These were the best green beans I have had in years! Thanks for the recipe!
BTW, I forgot to mention, they aren't Georgia Green Beans as in the American South, but rather, from the country in Eastern Europe. Sorry about the confusion!
I am not a picky eater at all and neither is my roomate, i can't believe this is a 5 star recipe, these were horrible, will def not make again, they have a very bland strange taste to them, go on to the next green bean recipe!
Ran acrosss this recipe and after reading the reviews, I figured if the non green bean lovers, such as Dreginek liked this dish, it must be good. I'm not a big green bean lover either, so I decided to use brussel sprouts instead. LOVED IT, LOVED IT!!!! I plan to try this with other vegies too. Thanks Sara!
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Georgian Green Beans
Serving Size: 1/10 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 10
Amount Per Serving
** Calories: 66
** Calories from Fat: 32
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