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Roasted Green Beans

9 Sep

I’m probably about two months late for posting this, but my beans just finally started giving me anything to pick.  When my family got together for Labor Day, I figured I’d take a bunch of green beans.

Only thing~I don’t care for them raw the way the boys do.  I’m tired of just plan boiled beans, so I decided to get creative.  I made roasted green beans.

I picked, snapped and washed about six cups of beans.  Honestly, how can you really measure something that doesn’t fit properly into the cup?

In a small bowl I put 2 Tablespoons of olive oil.

Then I added 1 teaspoon of chives, 1 teaspoon of dill and 1/2 teaspoon of garlic salt.

That was my original plan, but I decided I wanted a bit more oomph with it, so I added a 1 oz. package of ranch dressing mix.

I poured the oil and herb mixture over the beans.

Then I tossed the beans in the oil mixture and made sure they all got coated.

Then I put them on a cookie and placed them in a 450*F oven.

After about five minutes, I gave them a stir and put them back in for another seven or eight minutes.  When they came out, they didn’t taste raw, but they were still crisp.

Now they also had a bit of zing to them!

They were very successful at the picnic.

Linking to Homestead Barn Hop.