365 Days of Slow Cooking: Recipe for Slow Cooker Fresh Garlic Green Beans
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Saturday, February 22, 2014

Recipe for Slow Cooker Fresh Garlic Green Beans

These slow cooker garlic green beans are flavorful and perfectly seasoned.  My husband thought they were the best thing ever.  A literal quote, "Those are the best beans I've ever eaten in my life."  They were still fairly crisp, which is how I prefer them.  This is a simple and easy recipe that can be made ahead of time for a family dinner.
Recipe for Slow Cooker Fresh Garlic Green Beans #slowcooker #healthyslowcooker #crockpot #vegan #paleo

Makes 6 servings

1 lb fresh green beans, washed and trimmed
2 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
1 tsp salt
1/4 tsp pepper
1 packed tsp minced garlic (about 2-3 cloves)
bacon bits (optional)

1.  Place an oven safe dish that fits inside your slow cooker in the bottom of the slow cooker (I have a corningware dish that is 1.6 liters)
2.  Place green beans inside dish.  Drizzle with olive oil.  Stir in the salt and pepper and garlic.
3.  Cover and cook on LOW for 3-4 hours or on HIGH for 1-2.  Remove dish from slow cooker and serve directly from it.  Top with bacon bits, if desired.


  1. Those beans sound delicious. I'll have to give it a try. Thanks for the recipe. I just made my first foray into the kitchen and slow cooker with a chicken stew. The family was impressed, so that's something.

  2. Anonymous20/3/12 09:17

    Did you also cover the dish that the green beans were in, or did you leave that uncovered and only covered the slow cooker?

  3. No I didn't cover the dish. Thanks for the clarification!

  4. Soooo, have you tried the asparagus, yet?

  5. Hi! Recipe looks fantastic! However, I have no dish that will fit inside my slow cooker -- any suggestions?

  6. Debbie, you don't really need a dish inside. Just place right inside the crock. It will take about half as much time though.

  7. Thank you!!! This was for Sunday Lunch and I was just going to dive in and try it -- but the timing is an important detail! :-) Appreciate your time! So will my guests! :-)

  8. Anonymous1/12/13 07:20

    I am sure snow peas would be good cooked this way. I am going to try them for Christmas.

  9. Could I use a mixture of vegetables such as green beans, asparagus, and snow pead

    1. Oh, I'm sure you could! That sounds delicious :)