Buttery Garlic Green Beans

“Real men wear aprons.”

Green beans are one of the few green vegetables that I will eat so I try almost every green bean recipe that looks interesting. This one has turned into one of my favorites. The original recipe came from a blog named LookWhatsCooking and was published by Allrecipes.com. Naturally, I’ve altered things a bit and added a secret ingredient that really adds flavor. Adobo is a powdered Mexican flavoring and it can be found in most grocery stores (at least in the south).

Ingredients:
1 pound fresh green beans, trimmed and snapped in half
3 tablespoons butter
4 cloves garlic, crushed or paste
1/4 tsp lemon pepper
1/4 tsp Adobo powder
salt to taste

Buttery Garlic Green Beans

Buttery Garlic Green Beans

Directions:
Place green beans into a large skillet and cover with water; bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer until beans start to soften, about 5 minutes. Drain water. Add butter to green beans; cook and stir until butter is melted, 2 to 3 minutes.
Cook and stir the Adobo and garlic with green beans until garlic is tender and fragrant, 3 to 4 minutes. Season with lemon pepper and salt.