Wow. These green beans are amazing! This is one of the easiest "recipes" ever and the results are simply wonderful. I'm not the biggest green bean fan and yet I started snacking on these (with my hands of course, no utensils) almost as soon as they came out of the oven and I had a hard time stopping. The roasting must bring out some special green bean goodness that a simple steaming can't do. I don't know if I'll ever go back to regular green beans again.
Serves 4 as a side dish
1 lb. green beans, trimmed and washed
1 T. olive oil
1/2 t. salt
1/4 t. freshly cracked black pepper
Preheat your oven to 400F and place the green beans on a jelly roll pan. Drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper.
Roast for 25 minutes, stirring the green beans around the 18 minute mark. Serve hot.