Green Beans with Onions and Garlic
Recipe type: Vegetable Side Dish
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Serves: 4
Canned vegetables can be a great help with getting dinner on the table. Adding fresh foods along with canned, helps to elevate the flavor from just plain canned to something special. Cook's Note: If you desire, instead of draining and rinsing the beans, you can add the cooking liquid to the pan with the onions and garlic, and allow it to cook on the stove until the liquid is absorbed. This allows the flavor of the onion and garlic to better permeate the beans, but the beans can end up tasting very salty this way. If you choose to use this method, low salt beans might be a better choice. Total Cost of Recipe = $1.43 or $0.36 per serving.
  • 2 (15 ounce) can cut green beans, drained (You can use french cut if you prefer) ($1.00)
  • ½ onion, thinly sliced ($0.11)
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced ($0.04)
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil ($0.28)
  1. Drain green beans.
  2. Heat oil in skillet.
  3. Add sliced onion, and garlic to the oil in the pan.
  4. Saute onion and garlic for 1-2 minutes.
  5. Add green beans to onions and garlic in the pan.
  6. Saute, stirring frequently until onions are translucent, and beans are thoroughly heated.
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