Simple, come to momma green beans. I never buy canned green beans anymore. I usually ignore price, for fresh. If the price ends up being astronomical I go for another vegetable, or buy frozen. But you can't be fresh green beans. I've got a couple awesome recipes for fresh green beans but this is my go-to recipe. And my Hoosier Man and Georgia Boys love them.
1-2lbs of fresh green beans, ends nipped
1/4C butter (not margarine because that would be a sin; and then you would have to confess)
3 cloves garlic, chopped
Fresh Ground pepper
Melt the butter in a large pan. Add the garlic. Add the green beans. Sprinkle with salt and ground pepper. Stir green beans carefully in the butter and garlic. Steam on medium to high (put the lid on the pan) for about 15 minutes. Taste for desired doneness.