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Simple Italian-style Green Beans Cooking Recipes

Italian-style Green Beans


These are delicious with lamb or pork. If flat Italian green beans are available, substitute them in the recipe.

Makes 6 servings

  • 2 tablespoons good-quality olive oil

  • 1 to 2 cloves garlic, minced

  • 2 pounds thinnest green beans, topped and tailed

  • 1 cup chicken stock; or 1 cup water

  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste

  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh oregano, plus additional for garnishing

  1. Heat the oil in a large heavy saucepan over medium heat.

  2. Add the garlic and cook, being careful not to burn it, for 1 minute.

  3. Stir in the beans and toss to coat with the oil.

  4. Stir in the stock. Season with salt, still over medium heat, until the beans are barely tender and most of the liquid is evaporated, 5 to 7 minutes.

  5. Serve this simple cooking recipes very hot, garnished with the additional oregano.

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