These green beans literally have a constant presence in my fridge, you guys. You can almost always find a tupperware full of them ready to be devoured at any moment. The reason = my one year old will go. to. TOWN. on these babies! He literally shoves them in his mouth by the chubby fist full.
They are probs his favorite vegetable, and because they are so easy and quick to make, it seems like we are always grabbing more green beans at the store to make another batch! After many, many batches, I decided to go ahead and make these into a blog post, because not only are they great for kids, they are also just plain delicious!
They are perfectly soft and tender, and they are deliciously garlicky and flavorful.
They are also stupid easy.
Here’s what I love about them:
- They are SO easy. They take 10 minutes to prep, and that is the hardest part of this whole thing because you have to cut the ends off of each green bean. If that’s our biggest complaint here, we are doing prettttyyyy well, wouldn’t you say?? I would say.
- They are soft, but not too soft. I really, really like my green beans to be nice and soft and tender. I don’t like them to have a crunchy bite, and – short of boiling them – I can’t seem get the texture that I want in a saute pan or the oven. But in the Instant Pot, they are super soft and tender, but they aren’t so soft they are falling apart like with canned green beans.
- They are done in basically negative 15 minutes. Aka they are extremely quick. You just throw everything together in the Instant Pot and let it do the work for you! In no time, that wonderful little pot is beeping, and you’ve got yourself a steaming pot of garlicky, delicious green beans ready to go!
- They are loaded with flavor. Between the garlic, the few pats of butter, the veggie stock, and your basic salt + pepper seasoning, these green beans are so dang flavorful and delicious. I attribute most of that goodness to the garlic and butter, which, I think we can all agree, are two of the cooking world’s greatest gifts.