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Bavarian Green Beans

These Bavarian green beans are such a delicious vegetable side dish, even your pickiest eater will love them!
Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time10 minutes
Total Time15 minutes
Course: side dishes
Cuisine: German
Keyword: Bavarian green beans, green beans
Servings: 4 -6
Calories: 117kcal


  • 20 oz frozen cut green beans see NOTES
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped onion
  • 1 tsp fresh minced thyme or fresh minced summer savory - see NOTES
  • 2 tbs butter
  • 2 tbs flour
  • 1 chicken bullion cube like Herb-Ox
  • 1 cup reserved cooking water from the beans


  • Place frozen beans in a large saucepan. Cover the beans with water and add the salt.
  • Bring beans to a boil then cook for 4-8 minutes, depending on desired doneness.
  • Drain beans and reserve the water. Wipe saucepan dry with a paper towel. Measure out 1 cup of the reserved water and add the stock cube. Stir so the cube dissolves and set aside.
  • Melt butter in the same saucepan then add the onion and the thyme-or-summer savory. Saute until the onions are translucent.
  • Sprinkle the flour on top of the onion mixture and stir till smooth. Let it bubble and cook for 1 minute. Slowly add the cup of reserved water mixture, stirring so there are no lumps. Stir constantly until the liquid thickens; cook for 1 minute.
  • Add the beans back to the saucepan and simmer for about 2-3 minutes to heat the beans.


NOTES: Dried thyme or summer savory may be substituted but use HALF the amount.
You can substitute fresh green beans for the frozen.



Calories: 117kcal | Carbohydrates: 15g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 15mg | Sodium: 1286mg | Potassium: 328mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 1155IU | Vitamin C: 19mg | Calcium: 57mg | Iron: 2mg