12 hours ago, FeChef said:
I never heard of adding sugar to green beans. I thought it was weird my step father cooked his green beans in milk and butter.
My mother cooked green beans in butter and milk as well. Only done with nice fresh beans from the garden and almost always a mix of yellow and green string beans. Always seemed a little fancy as we each got an extra little bowl to put them in. We called them, "butter beans."
Edited to add that they weren't creamed. No thickener.