From the kitchen of Ann Marie Barkwell.  Simply flavored with
olive oil, garlic, thyme, salt, pepper & a touch of lemon.  Great
side for any meat entree.
In a large frying pan:
1 Tbsp olive oil
Heat.  Add:
1 tsp garlic, crushed
4 c fresh OR 1 (16oz) bag frozen green beans
Sauté to sear beans, stirring frequently so they don't burn.
Add:
(for fresh beans)
2 c cold water OR
(for frozen beans)
1 c cold water
Bring to a boil.  Cover.
Reduce heat to med-low.
Simmer 20-30 minutes OR
until beans are tender when pierced with tip of knife.
Add more water if needed.
Frozen beans take half the time.

Drain.
Season with:
1/2 tsp dried thyme
1/2 tsp salt or salt substitute
fresh ground black pepper, to taste
Squeeze of fresh lemon juice
Toss & serve.
"What I love most about my home
is who I share it with."
I love these green beans!  
My favorite way to eat them
is with a baked potato.
These were done in just 15
minutes. I skip the lemon.   
-Stephanie
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