Modern cooking may champion barely cooked, tender-crisp veggies, but the soft and luscious ones you find in many Southern kitchens, like these super-soft green beans, make a mouthwatering healthy side dish to classic Southern barbecue.

Genevieve Ko
Source: EatingWell Magazine, January/February 2019


Recipe Summary

20 mins
40 mins


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Heat oil in a large saucepan over medium-high heat. Add onion and 1/2 teaspoon salt. Cook, stirring occasionally, until just tender, about 2 minutes. Add garlic and crushed red pepper and cook, stirring, for 1 minute.

  • Add broth and the remaining 1/2 teaspoon salt; bring to a simmer. Add green beans, cover and simmer, stirring occasionally, until very tender, about 20 minutes. With a slotted spoon, transfer the green beans to a serving dish.

  • Bring the liquid remaining in the pan to a boil over high heat. Boil until reduced to 1/4 cup, about 5 minutes. Drizzle over the green beans.

Nutrition Facts

60 calories; protein 2.2g; carbohydrates 8.3g; dietary fiber 2.5g; sugars 3.7g; fat 2.5g; saturated fat 0.4g; vitamin a iu 553.4IU; vitamin c 11.4mg; folate 29.8mcg; calcium 35.6mg; iron 0.9mg; magnesium 21.8mg; potassium 224.9mg; sodium 346.6mg.

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Rating: 4 stars
My family (possibly just my husband) likes his green beans on the softer side. I've been roasting them in the oven but often they are between crunchy to hard. I followed this recipe exactly and we really enjoyed them. I could have polished off the bowl! Plus easy to make. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
I am in the camp of liking my green beans really cooked so this one is great for me. Read More