Tasty Green Beans

Friday, January 20, 2012

Ever get tired of the same old boring green beans? Here is a great way to dress them up. I altered the amount of ingredients used in the original recipe a lot! I just didn't think it needed a whole stick of butter to make these beans taste good (although Paula Deen might disagree). I cut the butter to only 2 tbsp which was enough to saute my onions and garlic in. I also cut the soy sauce in half using 1/4 cup and used a 1/2 cup of low sodium beef broth instead of 2 tbsp of beef bouillon granules mixed with water. It just seemed like it would be way too salty. I also added a little bit of sugar as I do with most of my stir frys to sweeten it up a little. I loved how the flavor turned out. Here is the original recipe if you are interested Tasty Green Beans. The original recipe has triple the fat (11.5 g) and double the calories (150). Enjoy this side dish!


Tasty Green Beans

Ingredients:
2 pounds fresh green beans, rinsed and trimmed
2 tbsp light butter
1/2 onion, chopped
1 tablespoon minced garlic
1/4 cup low sodium soy sauce
1/2 cup low sodium beef broth
1/2 tsp sugar (optional)
salt and pepper to taste

Directions:
Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Add green beans and cook for 5 minutes. Drain and rinse with cold water.
Melt butter in a large saucepan over high heat. Add onions and garlic . Saute until onions are tender and garlic is lightly browned. Toss in the green beans. Stir in soy sauce, beef broth and sugar. Reduce heat to low and simmer, stirring occasionally, for 20 minutes. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

Servings: 8

Calories: 73   Fat: 3.1 g   Carbs: 10.1 g   Fiber: 4.1 g  Protein: 2.9 g
WW Points: 2


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