Garlic powder, onion powder, salt and pepper are caramelized with fresh green beans, lending a grilled flavor to the tender-crisp beans.
- 1 ½ pounds fresh green beans, trimmed and snapped
- garlic powder to taste
- onion powder to taste
- salt and pepper to taste
- 3 tablespoons olive oil
- In a stainless steel pot over medium-high heat, combine green beans, garlic powder, onion powder, salt and pepper. Cook, covered, until the beans begin to sweat. Remove lid and stir occasionally until beans are tender.
- When the beans and spices have begun to 'burn' on the bottom of the pan, which will lend a grilled flavor, stir in the olive oil and turn off heat. Cover, and let stand a few minutes. Scrape the bottom of the pan to incorporate the 'burnt' spices. Beans should have a dark, caramel color, but not black.