Allspice String Beans Recipe -
Allspice String Beans Recipe
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Allspice String Beans

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"These soft green beans are a great side to any meal."

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Original recipe makes 4 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    10 mins
  • COOK

    20 mins

    30 mins


  1. Heat oil in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Cook and stir garlic until lightly browned. Mix in green beans and water, and bring to a boil. Stir in allspice, salt, and pepper. Cover, and simmer 20 minutes, until green beans are soft.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Nov 11, 2003

This is a delicious way to dress up green beans. The first time you make this I would recommend going easy on the allspice, you can always add more before serving, as I did.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Nov 11, 2003

All spice is kind of overpowering and yucky for green beans. This recipe would be better without the allspice. Great way to prepare green beans though. Great texture and consitancy.


36 Ratings

Dec 22, 2003

This recipe was great, except there was a little too much allspice. Just half the amount in the original recipe and you will love the results!

Jul 27, 2010

I scaled the allspice down by half, with the addition of some thyme and brown sugar this recipe gets five stars from me! :)

Dec 17, 2004

I agree with the others, a little less AllSpice and this woud be excellent!

Nov 12, 2006

After reading others suggestions, I added only 1 tsp. of allspice and it was great.

Apr 15, 2012

lots of only half the allspice though and I sauteed them at the end in butter again.

May 22, 2008

This is one of my favorite string bean dishes!


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  • Calories
  • 70 kcal
  • 4%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 9.3 g
  • 3%
  • Cholesterol
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Fat
  • 3.6 g
  • 6%
  • Fiber
  • 4.1 g
  • 16%
  • Protein
  • 2.2 g
  • 4%
  • Sodium
  • 8 mg
  • < 1%

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

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