Seared, Steamed, and Glazed Green Beans

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I have made these green beans more times than I count. The beans actually get treated to three great cooking techniques: searing, steaming, and glazing, and yet they are done in 10 minutes using only one pan!

But the best thing about this unique yet simple preparation is that you get delicious, company-worthy beans, every, single, time.

Cooking for two? Simply divide all of the ingredients expect the water in half (P. S. Leftovers are delicious.)

Makes 4 servings

1 teaspoon olive oil
1 teaspoon minced garlic
1 pound fresh green beans, washed and trimmed
1 tablespoon water
3 tablespoons sweet vermouth, divided
1/4 teaspoon seasoned salt, or to taste

1. Heat the oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add the garlic and cook for 10 to 15 seconds. Add the green beans and sear while stirring for one minute.

2. Pour in the water and 2 tablespoons of the sweet vermouth. Immediately cover. Steam for 4 to 5 minutes, or until crisp-tender.

3. Remove the lid, add the remaining vermouth and sprinkle with seasoning salt. Cook for 1 to 2 minutes longer, tossing until the water evaporates and the vermouth has glazed the beans.

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING : Calories 60 | Carbohydrate 10 g (Sugars 4g) | Total Fat 1.5g (Sat Fat 0g) | Protein 2g | Fiber 4g | Cholesterol 0 mg | Sodium 150 mg | Food Exchanges: 1 Vegetable, ½ Starch, ½ Fat | Carbohydrate Choices: 1/2  | Weight Watcher Plus Point Comparison: 1 Smart Points: 1 (2018)

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