Photo: Howard L. Puckett; Styling: Cindy Manning Barr
12 servings (serving size: 1 cup)

How to Make It

Step 1

Trim ends from beans, and remove strings. Drop beans into a large stockpot of boiling water; cook 10 minutes or until crisp-tender. Drain.

Step 2

Heat oil in stockpot over medium heat. Add shallots; sauté 3 minutes or until tender. Add green beans and water; cook 3 minutes or until beans are tender, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat, and stir in salt and pepper.

Ratings & Reviews

1Woodlandcook's Review

January 14, 2012
Excellent recipe!! This is a regular in our dinner rotation. So easy and very flavorful. Sometimes I add minced garlic with the shallots. Great for guests also.

CandaceCH's Review

November 24, 2011
Easy to make, but boring.

adahnsha's Review

August 02, 2011
LOVE this recipe. Sounds so easy and simple (and it is), but has a wonderful flavor and boiling the beans first definitely makes them perfectly tender. Yum!

Daisie's Review

May 01, 2011
Very tasty way to serve green beans and very quick & easy to prepare.

Arilya's Review

July 07, 2010
Ridiculously easy to throw together, excellent flavor - it's perfect! I will definitely make this again.