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Fresh & Quick Garlic Green Beans

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Fresh & Quick Garlic Green Beans fresh-quick-garlic-green-beans.jpg

I am a firm believer that fresh is best. I developed this recipe to take advantage of our garden's bounty. It really shows off the full flavor of the green beans. —Carol Mayer, Sparta, Illinois

Prep/Total Time: 25 min.

1  cup hot water
1  teaspoon Taste of Home -“ Great Flavors Chicken Stock Concentrate
2 tablespoons canola oil
2 tablespoons butter
4 garlic cloves, sliced
2 pounds fresh green beans
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper

To make broth, in a 2-cup liquid measuring cup, whisk hot water and chicken stock concentrate until blended.
   In a Dutch oven, heat oil and butter over medium-high heat. Add garlic; cook and stir 45-60 seconds or until golden. Using a slotted spoon, remove garlic from pan; reserve. Add green beans to pan; cook and stir 4-5 minutes or until crisp-tender.
   Stir in broth, salt and pepper. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, 8-10 minutes or just until beans are tender and broth is almost evaporated, stirring occasionally. Stir in reserved garlic. Yield: 8 servings.