This is not really a recipe- think of it more as a serving suggestion. I really like green beans, but if they aren’t seasoned properly, they are tasteless. My grandmother makes wonderful green beans, and I thought I’d try to replicate hers. I didn’t cook mine exactly like hers, but they still tasted great.
You can do this with garden-fresh green beans, or you can use canned beans like I did. These are The Allens brand Italian-cut green beans. I do not know what it is about these, but to me, they almost taste home-canned.
I chose to put them in a small sauce pan and drain about half of the water off of them. I then added a beef bullion cube and 2 teaspoons of brown sugar. I brought the beans and mixture to a boil and then served them. I did not drain the beans after cooking them; I simply spooned them out with a slatted spoon. I absolutely loved the flavor!