Green Bean Sauté Green Bean Sauté Advocate staff photo by BETH COLVINCanned green beans get an added kick from mushrooms and chopped onion. Brenda Ponichtera March 27, 2013 Comments ADVOCATE-TESTED RECIPE Green Bean Sauté Makes 6 servings. Recipe is from Brenda Ponichtera. 1 cup chopped onion 1 cup sliced mushrooms 1 tsp. minced garlic 1 (16-oz.) can green beans Spray a skillet with nonstick cooking spray. Sauté onions, mushrooms and garlic. Add green beans and heat thoroughly. Estimated cost per recipe: $2.25. Estimated cost per serving: $0.38.