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  • Flavorful Green Beans

The seasonings are perfect companions to the green beans.

Recipe Source: Heart Healthy Home Cooking African American Style


  • 2 lb fresh green beans

  • ½ C cold water

  • Nonstick cooking spray

  • ⅓ C chopped onions

  • 4 cloves garlic, chopped

  • ½ tsp ground black pepper

  • ½ tsp dried basil

  • ½ tsp dried oregano

Photograph of the completed recipe.
calories 40
Total fat 0 g
Saturated fat 0 g
Cholesterol 0 mg
Sodium 12 mg
Total fiber 4 g
Protein 2 g
Carbohydrates 9 g
Potassium 179 mg
Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.


  • 1
    Rinse green beans and snap off tips.

  • 2
    Place green beans in a large pot and add ½ cup of cold water.

  • 3
    Cook green beans on stovetop over medium heat for 10 minutes.

  • 4
    Spray a sauté pan with cooking spray, and sauté the chopped onions and garlic for 5 minutes, or until they are tender and very lightly browned.

  • 5
    Add onions, garlic, and black pepper to green beans. Spray the cooking spray over mixture, and cook on medium heat for another 20 minutes or until green beans are tender, but not soft. Stir occasionally.

  • 6
    Sprinkle dried basil and oregano over green beans. Mix and serve.

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