Amazing Garlic Green Beans (with Skillet and Grill Options)
These flavorful garlic green beans may just become your family's favorite way to eat green beans like they have ours. Luckily, they are super easy to make so you'll want to add them to your meals often.
Heat butter and oil over medium-high heat in a large, shallow pan.
Add beans and cook, stirring, for about 4 minutes. Add garlic and pepper flakes, if using, and stir.
Add water and cover. Cook for 4 to 5 minutes, depending on desired doneness.
Remove lid and, turning heat to high, cook stirring constantly until liquid evaporates and some beans start to brown.
Add salt and pepper to taste and serve immediately.
Coat beans with only olive oil (no butter) and toss with garlic, salt and pepper, and red pepper flakes, if using.
Using a high-sided grill pan with holes, grill the beans over medium-high heat for about 10 minutes or until done, tossing frequently. Make sure to let some of the beans get a little charred on them…oh SO good.
*If using frozen beans, adjust cooking times by cooking 5-8 minutes before adding the garlic and water, testing the beans after covering at about the 4 minute mark. Cook without lid until desired doneness.