My friend Lisa was visiting and I complained that I needed something different to do with green beans. I was not happy with anything I was trying and she asked me if I wanted to try her Easy Sweet Green Beans recipe. I never imagined that combining butter, soy sauce and brown sugar could taste so good with green beans. Now, especially when I am in a hurry, I make this all the time. This mixture works so well on rice so I always serve them together. Quick, easy and delicious!
I always take some of the remaining sauce and drizzle a little all over the rice when I serve these Easy Sweet Green Beans and boy oh boy is it delicious! I just can’t help it!
This recipe for Easy Sweet Green Beans can be made with canned beans if you prefer. You can easily cut the sauce amount in half and gently toss the drained beans in the sauce but it is just not the same to me. My close friend actually prefers canned vegetables to fresh, yes I just said that and it is true, and loves adding this sauce to her drained canned beans and there are never any leftovers!
I am a huge sauce and gravy lover and it is the sauce in this Easy Sweet Green Beans recipe that makes it so delicious and loved by adults and children alike!
It seems I am always looking for more ways to use up all of my green beans. Don’t get me wrong, I love this Easy Sweet Green Beans recipe and hope you try it but if this one isn’t for you I have some other oldies but goodies you might want to have a peek at.
Here are some of my favorites!
Below, you will find a short video of these Easy Sweet Green Beans being made. I can’t wait for you to see just how quick and easy they are to make.
Lisa's Easy Sweet Green Beans
- 3-4 cups green beans, fresh, cut
- 1/4 cup butter, melted
- 1/2 cup brown sugar, packed
- 1/4 cup soy sauce
Heat water in a pot large enough to hold all of your beans until boiling.
Wash, trim and cut your green beans into bite sized pieces while you are waiting for the water to boil.
When water is boiling and your beans are prepared dump them into the boiling water for about 5 minutes or bright green.
While beans are boiling grab a medium bowl and combine soy sauce, melted butter and brown sugar. Stir until blended. Set aside.
When beans are cooked drain them in a colander in the sink or how ever you prefer. Return beans to the pot and add the soy mixture on top of the beans. Toss beans in mixture until they are all coated. Serve immediately.
I always serve this dish with rice. I usually serve the beans beside or on top of the rice with a little extra sauce drizzled all over!