Mom's Great Green Beans Recipe -
Mom's Great Green Beans Recipe
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Mom's Great Green Beans

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"Just plain green beans that taste great."

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Original recipe makes 6 -8 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    10 mins
  • COOK

    15 mins

    25 mins


  1. Drain the green beans, reserving 1/2 of the liquid. Dissolve the bouillon cube in the reserved liquid.
  2. Place green beans and liquid in a saucepan. Add Worcestershire sauce, soy sauce, butter or margarine and garlic pepper seasoning to taste. Simmer gently for 15 minutes.
  3. Remove to serving bowl leaving beans sitting in their liquid. Use a slotted spoon to serve.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jul 23, 2003

I thought that these were okay, I drained them before serving, and they went over well with the true test, "picky girl", she liked them, a lot. I think that I would 1/2 the soy & Worcestershire sauces next time. Don't add any salt, as they have plenty as it is. Thanks Denise ;)

Most Helpful Critical Review
Dec 13, 2010

I found them water logged and bland.


96 Ratings

Apr 08, 2006

We like green beans, fresh, frozen & canned. I have made this several times using all three types. Each time someone asks me for the recipe. This is great for a pot luck dish. A nice twist for green beans.

Mar 22, 2005

just plain beans that taste great! couldn't have said it better myself. I substituted chicken bouillon for beef and used frozen green beans and they turned out great.

Jun 19, 2003

These just have a nice different flavor. The first time I made them I kept thinking I wish more of the flavor went through the beans. Well, the next time I made them, I put the beans in a shallow container, poured the liquid on, sealed and let them marinate in the refrigerator for several hours. Great flavor. One thing I did differently. I don't use bouillon cubes, so used a teaspoon of beef soup base instead.

Oct 17, 2005

Awesome green beans! The soy sauce made them a little salty though...

Mar 07, 2008

I've made this several times now and I LOVE it!!! The only change I made was using Dale's seasoning instead of Worchestershire sauce. I've also used this on purple hull peas and it turned out great!!! Thanks so much for the recipe it will be staple in my home for years to come! UPDATE: I use this recipe constantly and wanted to come back to say that if you're reading this you should definitely try it! It's great!

Dec 24, 2003

Very tasty - green beans are not my husband's favorite but he liked this. I used fresh green beans and they worked just fine. The only problem I had with it is it doesn't look too appetizing because the green beans pick up some of the brown coloring from the maybe not great for that gourmet meal for guests....


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  • Calories
  • 38 kcal
  • 2%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 4.6 g
  • 1%
  • Cholesterol
  • 4 mg
  • 1%
  • Fat
  • 1.7 g
  • 3%
  • Fiber
  • 2 g
  • 8%
  • Protein
  • 1.2 g
  • 2%
  • Sodium
  • 575 mg
  • 23%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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