Grilled Green Beans

Yup, you read that right.  Grilled green beans.  I’m almost embarrassed to put this recipe on the blog, because it’s not really a recipe.  More like a cooking method.  But apparently I put things on the grill that most people wouldn’t think about…like green beans.

Green bean casserole makes a rare appearance at our house (making the dairy-free cream soup from scratch is too much to handle most days), but these green beans are regular visitors to our table during grilling season.  They’re so easy, everyone should make them for their next grill out.  The amounts are adjustable, depending on how many people you need to feed, or if your family REALLY loves green beans.  Sweet Pea adores them, so we make sure to have a lot at our house.  One pound of beans makes about four servings, so adjust accordingly.

We served this with grilled potatoes (similar method to below, but adding Italian seasoning and garlic powder to the mix) and pork tenderloin rubbed with my special no-so jerky seasoning.  So good!

Grilled Green Beans - Lanari Photography

Grilled Green Beans

1 lb. fresh green beans, trimmed and cut into 1-inch pieces

1 Tbsp. olive or canola oil (olive has better flavor, but if your grill runs hot use canola instead)

1 tsp. kosher salt

1/4 tsp. fresh ground black pepper (or more to taste)

Preheat your grill to medium low heat.  Place green beans on a 11×14″ sheet of aluminum foil.  Make a little lip around the edge by folding the foil up at a 90 degree angle.  Pour the oil over the beans, and toss with your fingers to coat.  Sprinkle the beans with the salt and pepper, and toss again.  Tear off another piece of 11×14″ foil, and place it on top of the beans.  Fold all of the edges together like you’re sealing a pie crust.  I usually fold the long sides first, then the short sides, then go back again to get a good seal.  Place the foil packet on the grill and cook for 10 minutes, flipping halfway through to cook evenly.  Remove the packet from the grill and use a knife to open it very carefully!  There will be a lot of hot steam coming out.  Pour the beans into a serving dish and enjoy!

 

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