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Holiday Garlic-Lemon Green Beans With Bread Crumbs

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“This is one of my adopted recipes. Made these last week and all I can say is EXCELLENT. Easy to make and is just busting with flavor. I highly recommend making the bread crumbs as written. They are wonderful. My cooking time was a little different, but we like our beans a little more done than most. Thanks to the Original Author of this great recipe.”

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Process bread in a food processor to produce even, fine crumbs.
  2. Heat 1 tablespoon butter in large non stick skillet over medium high heat, when melted, add bread crumbs and cook, stirring frequently until golden, about 3-5 minutes.
  3. Transfer to a medium bowl and stir in 1/4 teaspoon salt, 1/8 teaspoon pepper and cheese. Set aside.
  4. Wipe out skillet and add remaining 2 tablespoons butter, garlic and 1/4 teaspoon salt. Cook over medium heat, stirring until garlic is golden, 3 to 5 minutes.
  5. Stir in flour, red pepper flakes and thyme, then toss in green beans.
  6. Add chicken broth and increase heat to medium high, cover and cook until the beans are partly tender, about 4 minutes.
  7. Uncover and cook stirring occasionally until beans are tender and sauce has thicken slightly, about 4 minutes.
  8. Off heat, stir in lemon juice and adjust seasonings with salt and pepper to taste.
  9. Transfer to serving dish and sprinkle with bread crumbs.

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