These soft green beans are a great side to any meal.

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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Heat oil in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Cook and stir garlic until lightly browned. Mix in green beans and water, and bring to a boil. Stir in allspice, salt, and pepper. Cover, and simmer 20 minutes, until green beans are soft.

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Nutrition Facts

70 calories; 2.2 g protein; 9.3 g carbohydrates; 0 mg cholesterol; 7.8 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

Reviews (25)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
11/11/2003
This is a delicious way to dress up green beans. The first time you make this I would recommend going easy on the allspice you can always add more before serving as I did. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
11/11/2003
All spice is kind of overpowering and yucky for green beans. This recipe would be better without the allspice. Great way to prepare green beans though. Great texture and consitancy. Read More
(16)
36 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 6
  • 4 star values: 19
  • 3 star values: 6
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 3
Rating: 5 stars
11/11/2003
This is a delicious way to dress up green beans. The first time you make this I would recommend going easy on the allspice you can always add more before serving as I did. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/22/2003
This recipe was great except there was a little too much allspice. Just half the amount in the original recipe and you will love the results! Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
11/11/2003
All spice is kind of overpowering and yucky for green beans. This recipe would be better without the allspice. Great way to prepare green beans though. Great texture and consitancy. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
07/27/2010
I scaled the allspice down by half with the addition of some thyme and brown sugar this recipe gets five stars from me!:) Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
12/17/2004
I agree with the others a little less AllSpice and this woud be excellent! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
11/12/2006
After reading others suggestions I added only 1 tsp. of allspice and it was great. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
05/22/2008
This is one of my favorite string bean dishes! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/15/2012
lots of complements...do only half the allspice though and I sauteed them at the end in butter again. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
12/24/2004
The flavor didn't really do the job for me. Maybe it was the allspice. This is the very first time I have ever taste the allspice was not thrilled with it. Read More
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