Hello frozen green beans! You are ready in minutes and so delicious.
My broken ankle has driven me to find easier and faster ways to make healthy food. I love vegetables. Rght now they need to be super simple but I don't want to sacrifice flavor. No need to have an injury to want simple, inexpensive and delicious veggies. I have the perfect recipe for you.
First, if you are like me, frozen green beans aren't at the top of your favorite veggie list. When I steam or boil them, I find them to be "squeaky" in texture and rather flavorless. I want to love eating vegetables not just tolerate them because they are good for me.
Did you read my previous article Are frozen veggies and fruits more nutritious than fresh? Yes, some are! In the article, I write about this. Green beans are another example. When green beans are cut, bagged, and transported long distances they lose nutrients. By the way, I love the big bags of frozen organic green beans from Costco.
The Recipe - Not Really a Recipe
Preheat oven to at least 400º or higher. I set mine on convection 425º
Spread out frozen (don't thaw) green beans on a baking sheet lined with parchament paper (no clean up!) Don't overcrowd the pan. Use two sheets if you want more.
Drizzle with olive oil, sprinkle with salt, pepper, garlic powder, and onion powder. I am very generous with my seasonings. Feel free to add what you think and then taste and adjust at the end.
Roast green beans for 15 minutes then stir and toss them around.
At that point I sprinkled coconut aminos on the beans. You could use soy sauce, tamari, or Worcestershire instead. I wanted a non-dairy dish but parmesan cheese would be delicious too.
From here roast the beans until your desired doneness and texture. It might be anywhere from 5 to 15 minutes. Mine were done after 10 minutes.
Taste, re-season, and enjoy!
I was SO pleased with how these came out. Tell me what you think if you make them. Everyone in my house loved the beans and said they were way better than steamed or boiled. I wish I had doubled my batch for leftovers.