Updated: Sep 7, 2021
I've had several people ask how I cook my green beans. The last person asked how I cook fresh green beans. I didn't have any fresh ones right now to show. This has been the worst year ever for my garden. We have had so much rain and it hasn't produced like usual. On my video today I used a jar of green beans that I had canned. You can also use a large can that you buy at your grocery. The main difference in using fresh green beans is the time it takes to cook. After you snap your green beans you will wash them and put them in a large soup pot. Cover with water and bring to a boil. You will have to add more water as they cook because the water will be gone before the beans are done. When they have cooked for some time and are getting soft (and you've added more water) put 1 TBS of sugar and 1 tsp. of salt. Let them cook until all water is gone. The sugar gives it a little something that makes them taste just like my mama's. The recipe below is for home-canned or beans bought in a can at the store.