1pound fresh green beans (preferably very thin), trimmed
2tablespoons brown sugar
1/2teaspoon Maggi seasoning (see Note)
1/2teaspoon garlic powder
1/4teaspoon freshly cracked pepper
Steam the green beans in either a steamer or your microwave until they are just done; you want them still firm. In my microwave, it takes about 2 minutes to steam the green beans. While the green beans are steaming, begin making your seasoned butter sauce.
In a small saucepan over medium-low heat, combine the butter, brown sugar, Maggi seasoning, garlic powder, salt, and pepper. Stir until the brown sugar is completely dissolved. When the green beans are done, place them in a bowl. Add about half of the butter sauce, in the bowl, and stir the green beans until they are coated.