Growing up I was a picky eater.. shocking right? hahaha.  When it came to vegetables, I loved broccoli and green beans though and always enjoyed the green beans from my grandparents’ garden.  When I was going to college I copied some of my favorite recipes on note cards to take with me and my Grandmom’s green beans recipe was one of them.

Grandmom’s Green Beans


  • 1/4 c oil
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1 T onion
  • 1 1/2 lb green beans
  • 1/4 c boiling water
  • 1 tsp basil
  • 1 tsp salt

Break the green beans into smaller pieces if you like – I always break off the ends and broke the longer ones in half by habit.  Heat oil and garlic over medium heat in a pan.  Add the onion and cook until tender.  Add beans, water, salt and basil. Reduce heat and simmer for 15 minutes until tender.  Serve hot!

I always think of my Grandmom when I make these and it’s a plus that Hunter loves them and will ask for them too.  Find more of our family recipes here.

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