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Mama Maria's Dutch Style Green Beans

Meagan - The Crossroads Cook
Looking for little bit of a change in your green beans routine? Mama Maria's Dutch Style Green Beans are a deliciously easy way to eat your veggies!
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Course Side
Cuisine Dutch
Servings 4 people


  • 1 lb fresh green beans
  • 4 cups water
  • 1 tbsp salt
  • 1/2 tbsp butter
  • 1 tsp ground nutmeg
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 tsp Verstegen brand Gehakt Seasoning optional (see note)


  • Blanch green beans in salted, boiling water until tender but still slightly firm, about 15 minutes.
  • Drain and add green beans to an ice bath.
  • When ready to serve, drain ice bath off of green beans, and add them back to a pan to heat them through on medium-low to medium heat. Add butter, nutmeg, and salt and pepper to taste OR Verstegen brand Gehakt seasoning.
  • Heat through, check for seasoning, and serve.


Note: If you use the Verstegen brand Gehakt seasoning, you do not need to add the salt called for in the third step. You can find the Gehakt seasoning here.
Keyword butter, green beans, nutmeg