This is my go to veggie. We all eat these up. Don't be shy with the butter ;). Costco green beans are the best. Thin and pre-trimmed for me.
Simple Skillet Green Beans
YIELD: SERVES 4-6
After trimming the ends of the green beans, you can cut them into 1- or 2-inch lengths, but I usually leave them long so I can maybe, hopefully teach my kids the importance of cutting up food on their plate before shoveling it into their mouths.
1 teaspoon oil or butter
1 pound fresh green beans, ends trimmed
3/4 cup low-sodium chicken or vegetable broth
Salt and pepper to taste
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In a large 12-inch nonstick skillet, heat the oil or butter over medium heat. Add the green beans and cook for 2-3 minutes, stirring often, to crisp up the edges of the beans just slightly.
Pour in the broth and bring the beans/broth to a simmer. Cover the skillet and cook anywhere from 6-10 minutes, depending on how tender you like your green beans. Keep an eye on the skillet - if it is simmering too vigorously and the liquid evaporates out, add a bit more as needed.
Season with salt and pepper to taste and serve immediately.