I love green beans. They are my favorite vegetables and I love them almost anyway. When I was a kid my mom would blanch them and serve them with ranch. Kids love anything dipped in ranch.
Now that I'm older I can appreciate them in other ways. The other night we had steamed green beans. They were excellent.
Since we're in the middle of the holiday season I thought that this would be an great idea for anyone looking for a last minute side. It takes almost no time.
Steamed Green Beans:
1 bag of french green beans, ends snapped
1/2 cup of chicken broth (or vegetable broth if you want a vegan version)
2-3 slices of ham, chopped (again, leave out if you want this to be vegan/vegetarian)
salt and pepper
Pour the broth into a skillet and add the ham (if using). Add the green beans and cover.
Let the beans steam for 5-10 minutes or until tender and bright green. Season with salt and pepper. Drain from the liquid and serve!