How to Cook Green Beans

Green Beans are very typical in Chile. They are very tasty and healthy. You can use them as an entree, salad or in a main course.

For 2 portions.


1 pound (1/2 kg) of green beans
2 liters of water
salt to taste


Wash the green beans and cut off the ends.
In a pot, boil the water.
Then add the green beans to cook with a little of salt.
Let it cook without the lid during 10 minutes or until the green beans are soft.

You can cut the green beans however you like, before letting them cook.

The green beans are know in Spanish-speaking countries as:

Porotos Verdes
Judías Verdes
Alubias verdes

Chacarero Sandwich

For 2 portions.


1 pound pork fillet
1/2 pound green beans
1 tomato
half of a green chili pepper
2 large rolls
2 garlic cloves
2 tablespoons of olive oil
1 liter of water
salt and pepper


Wash the green beans, cut off the points, and then cut them in half, cutting length-wise.
Boil the green beans with a little salt.
Wash and cut the tomatos into slices.
Cut the pepper into small pieces.
Dress the pork with salt, pepper, and chopped up garlic.
Heat a pan, then add the olive oil, and cook the pork.

Serve, putting the meat first on the roll, then add the green beans, the tomato and then the green chili pepper. On the top piece of the roll, you can put the mayonnaise.

You can also dress the meat with something spicy.

Click here for the Chacarero recipe in Spanish.