Microwave: Green beans can be steamed in the microwave by placing in a bowl and adding 2 tablespoons of water. Place a plate on the bowl to keep in the steam. Cook on high for 4 to 6 minutes.
InstantPot: Place the steamer rack in the instant pot. Add 2 to 3 tablespoons of water. Lock the lid and steam at LOW PRESSURE for 2 minutes.
Stovetop: Use a pot with a steamer basket. Fill the pot halfway with water, add the steamer basket, add the green beans. Place the lid on the steamer basket. Tun the temperature to high, and steam for 6 to 8 minutes.
Peel and finely mince the garlic.
Melt the butter over medium heat in a large skillet. Add garlic, and heat until the garlic becomes fragrant. Add steamed green beans. Cook until the beans are tender. Stir until the beans are well-coated. Serve. Pour over any left-over sauce onto the green beans.
If desired and salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste.