Thursday, January 7, 2010

Roasted Green Beans

This has become a new favorite. What a GREAT way to eat a veggie and a no fuss way to make it! I found this on Recipezaar so I will take no credit for it. Since each green bean variety has a slightly different taste, the final outcome will taste different depending on the variety you use. Use what you like, it is a no fuss recipe.

Roasted Green Beans Recipe
Yield: 4-6 (or just 2 hungry monsters)

Ingredients:
  • 2 lbs blue lake green beans (or your favorite variety)
  • 1-2 tablespoon olive oil (just enough to lightly coat the beans..not fry them)
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt (or leave out if you're watching salt intake)
  • 1/2 teaspoon fresh ground pepper (or leave out)
Directions:
  1. Preheat oven to 400°F. (Can be made in toaster oven as well)
  2. Wash, dry well, and trim green beans.
  3. Put the beans in a mixing bowl and drizzle with olive oil. Sprinkle salt and pepper if using. Toss with your hands to evenly coat the beans.
  4. Spread them out into 1 layer on the cookie sheet or toaster oven safe pan.
  5. Roast for 20-25 minutes, turning after 15 minutes, until beans are fairly brown in spots and somewhat shriveled. Timing will vary if you use a toaster oven. Just keep an eye on them.
  6. Serve hot or at room temperature.

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