Adding a tiny bit of sugar to your green beans helps encourage browning, which makes them more flavorful. (Don’t worry, it won’t make them taste like dessert!)
TRIM: Line up several green beans on cutting board and cut off tough ends. Repeat trimming remaining green beans in small batches.
TOSS: On baking sheet, toss together green beans, oil, sugar, salt, and pepper. Spread green beans into even layer on baking sheet. Cover baking sheet tightly with aluminum foil.
Did you know that green beans are part of a group of plants called legumes? There are thousands of different types of legumes growing around the world. Can you guess which of these plants are legumes, like green beans?
A. Sugar snap peas
D. Kidney beans
ANSWER: All of them!