Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Roasted Green Beans

Alternate title: "You actually made green beans taste good!"

This was Dan's reaction to these beans. Truth be told, I borrowed this idea from Pam in Oregon, whose pictures always put mine to shame. But let's just enjoy this nice side dish, shall we?

Olive Oil
3 cloves garlic, diced

1-1/2 pounds frozen whole green beans
salt and pepper to taste

Preheat the oven to 425F. Pour a little olive oil in the bottom of an ovenproof dish, approx. 7"x10". Add the garlic and stir to coat. Put it in the oven for a couple of minutes, until the olive oil heats up and the garlic begins to brown, then remove the pan. Rinse the frozen green beans in cold water to remove all frost. Spoon the green beans into the olive oil, sprinkle wit
h a small amount of salt and pepper, then stir the beans to coat them with olive oil and distribute the garlic among them. Cook about 6 to 7 minutes, remove from the oven and stir the beans from the center of the pan to the outer edge. Return to the oven for another 6 to 7 minutes. 12 minutes cooking time makes the beans tender-crisp; cook them a little longer if you want them softer. Serve at once.

This is a great winter recipe. It uses frozen veggies, which are much easier to obtain and store (especially for those of us who venture out only rarely), and throws a great deal of flavor onto your plate. Thanks, Pam, for the inspiration!

19 comments:

All Our Fingers in the Pie said...

I have never roasted green beans. Shall have to try it.

Nichole said...

Sounds simply and delish... I'm going to have to make some!

gMarie said...

I love roasting veggies - in my opinion it's the only way to go. I also love green beans. Thanks for reminding me to try this with them. g

The Blonde Duck said...

I'm trying those this weekend!

Food, Fun and Life in the Charente said...

A great idea to do with my frozen beans that I brought from France. Thanks. Diane

Linda said...

I'll try them but I always find frozen green beans tough.

Channon said...

I roast a lot of veggies in a very similar fashion... yum!

Claire S. said...

Oh they do look yummy !

But, while DH like green beans he does NOT like garlic (?!?!?! me no comprehend this LOL) I can cook with a little bit, but 3 cloves in one dish would send him running :-)

Tatersmama said...

Ooh La La! This is PERFECT for the 5 bags of green beans I currently have in the freezer!
I had already decided on pork chops and cornbread for dinner tonight, so I'm more than halfway there - thanks to you!
mmmm mmm mmmm!

Pam said...

Roasting is pretty much the only way I cook green beans now days.

Faye Lewis said...

Mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm, wonder how this would work with fresh green beans?

Velva said...

Proof that simple is best. Awesome.

Velva

Mickle in NZ said...

Perfect timing as I'm getting a handful of fresh green beans daily just now. Yummo!

Rose said...

They kind of look like the green beans I get at a local Chinese buffet... but I am pretty sure theirs are stirfried. But they sure do look good! Yum!

altadenahiker said...

I love green beans -- I'll try it.

Sue said...

We eat a lot of green beans, so this looks like a good variation to try. We buy canned green beans by the case for the pooches. The four dieters all eat them daily on their kibble.

Pam said...

Yeah! I am so glad Dan liked them. Roasting veggies just makes them taste so much better. Thanks for the shout out and link back to my site.

I had a dream I visted you last night and we made a cake with cherries in it.

Tatersmama said...

Okay... I made these last night. But since I had half a bag open in the freezer, rather than open another one, I decided to add a half bag of frozen chunky mixed veggies. They were DELICIOUS!
I doubt that I'll do green beans the old way ever again!

~~louise~~ said...

Roasted veggies are my new all time favorite. I just may be hitting the freezer today.

Thank YOU for the inspiration, Marjie!!!

Stay warm:)