7 Reviews

I tried this, substituting just a pinch of garlic powder for the cloves. just because that's the way I am...and it was really good! We only use canned green beans in this house.....too many memories of the summer job on the bean farm to look at fresh green beans! My family also likes green beans that have been cooked in chicken bullion broth. It really adds alot of flavor!

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ThatDebbieGirl September 09, 2002

Wonderfull.. I was looking for a way to dress up some last minute canned green beans and this did the trick..I will do this regularly and never have undoctored canned green beans again! :)

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SusanM. July 08, 2006

Great way to spruce up canned green beans. I didn't tell my hubby that I had doctored them. When he pulled them from the microwave, he asked what I had done to the beans, I told him that I added a bit of garlic and some herbs (used fresh oregano from my herb garden). He said that they smelled very good. My husband seldom comments on the aroma of the food. I only used one can of french style beans, as there were only just the two of us. I had one serving, and he cleaned up the rest of the bowl. Thanks for posting.

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Ms B. October 07, 2005

I thought this was a good compromise - a million times better than plain canned beans. A bit heavy on the lemon. Also, I added more garlic by mistake (about twice what is called for) and I liked the result.

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evewitch May 16, 2004

I made these for my husband & I think I've FINALLY found a great way to doctor up those boring canned green beans! I used 1 can of beans (drained) & 1/4 tsp jarred minced garlic. I only used 1 1/2 tsp lemon juice & sprinkled on some reduced fat mozz cheese at the end of cooking time. I didn't have them, but they smelled great & I can't wait to try the leftovers! Can't thank u enough for this recipe; will certainly make again!

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LUVMY2BOYS April 29, 2007

Very easy to make. I drained one of the two cans, but will keep even less liquid next time. This recipe is super-quick and easy and a tremendous improvement on canned beans.

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Aviad Sheinfeld April 24, 2005

This was nice and easy and a good way to use up the canned green beans. DS even ate them and he usually doesn't eat veggies. I used extra garlic and drained the beans before combining ingredients.

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Ducky January 12, 2004
Green Bean Compromise