Rinse green beans and then trim edges.
Add all ingredients except green beans to a sauté pan or medium sized pot and bring to boil.
Add green beans and stir to coat in the broth.
After boiling for a minute, reduce fire to medium low (simmering), cover completely and let cook for 10 minutes.
Stir and then cover again cooking for another 30 minutes, stirring every 10 minutes.
I like my green beans at the 40 minute mark, but I know some that like it smothered even more. Cook for an additional 20 minutes, stirring every 10, until the green beans are to your liking.
Serve with a flavorful roast and steamed rice!