In a large skillet with a lid, place the beans and water. Turn the heat to medium high and cover the pan. Allow the beans to steam cook for about 5 to 7 minutes or until tender. Drain off any water that remains.
Push the beans to the side of the pan and add the butter or oil as well as the garlic. Heat, stirring until the butter and garlic are evenly distributed and the beans are hot.
Season to taste with salt and pepper.
Promptly store leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator, for up to 4 days.Nutritional values are approximate and based on ½ c beans.