Smokey Sauteed Green Beans

Smokey Sauteed Green Beans

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 11 minutes
Total Time 16 minutes
Servings 4
Author Tempie Hughes


  • 1 tbsp . butter , softened
  • 2 cloves garlic , grated
  • 1/4 tsp smoked paprika
  • pinch of crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • 1 (12 oz) package of fresh green beans, ends trimmed and cut in half
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt , plus black pepper to taste
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 3 scallions , finely chopped


  • In a small bowl, mix together the butter, garlic, smoked paprika and crushed red pepper flakes.
  • Heat the olive oil in a 10-inch skillet (that has a lid) until you begin to smell the oil. Add the green beans, 1/4 tsp sea salt and black pepper to taste. Let cook, occasionally stirring, until the beans begin to develop brown spots, about 4-6 minutes.
  • Pour in the water, cover, and cook until the beans are bright green, about 2 minutes. Remove the lid, increase the heat to medium high and cook until the water has evaporated. ( I didn't have much left after removing the lid.)
  • Add the butter mixture and scallions to the pan and toss with the beans. Cook, stirring often, until the beans are lightly browned, crisp-tender and beginning to wrinkle, about 1-3 minutes more. Place into a serving bowl and serve.