The green beans take on a “grilled” flavor, cooked in a skillet.

1-1/2 lb fresh green beans, trimmed, cut in two, if desired
garlic powder, to taste, optional
onion powder, to taste, optional
salt and pepper, to taste
3 T olive oil

1. In a stainless steel or cast iron skillet, over medium-high heat, combine green beans, garlic powder, onion powder, salt, and pepper. Cook, covered, until the beans begin to sweat. Remove lid and stir occasionally.  When the beans and spices have begun to ‘burn’  or darken on the bottom of the pan, which will lend a grilled flavor, carefully stir in the olive oil and turn off heat. Cover, and let stand a few minutes. Scrape the bottom of the pan to incorporate the “burnt” spices. Beans should have a dark, caramel color, but not be black.