Got to Be NC
Recipe by: Lisa Prince

Fresh String Beans

Fresh string beans take a little prep work but it doesn’t take long. If you have kids, this is something they can do.  Instead of bouillon to season your string beans you can also use seasoning meat or bacon.

Servings: 2
Cook Time: Prep Time: 15 minutes; Total Time: 1 hour and 45 minutes
Meal Type: Side Dish
NC Ingredients: Fresh String Beans

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cup Fresh String Beans
beef bouillon cube


Snap off the ends of the beans and discard.  Then snap your beans to the desired length, one to two inches.  Wash your string beans several times.  Put them into your pot with about 2 cups of water and bring to a boil.  Then cut the heat down to medium and cook for 1 ½ to 2 hours.  Let the water cook down and almost out.  Add a beef bouillon cube after the first hour of cooking.  Drain all the water off and add salt right before serving.


Recipes found on this page are from Got to Be NC members, staff, industry partners and Stove Side Chats. Stove Side Chats is Got to Be NC’s cooking show hosted by restaurant marketing specialist Chad Blackwelder. This series invites chefs and home cooks from around the state to teach you how to cook with in-season North Carolina deliciousness.