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Basil Buttered Beans

 Basil Buttered Beans
Basil Buttered Beans is shared by Laura Porter of Sheridan, Oregon. She confirms this small-portioned fresh-tasting side dish goes great with any meat entree.
2 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 10 min.

Ingredients

  • 2 cups fresh green beans, cut into 2-inch pieces
  • 2 tablespoons chopped onion
  • 2 tablespoons chopped celery
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons minced fresh basil or 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper

Directions

  • In a large saucepan, combine the beans, onion, celery and water;
  • bring to a boil. Boil, uncovered, for 10-15 minutes or until beans
  • are tender. Drain. Add the butter, basil, salt and pepper; stir to
  • coat. Yield: 2 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 cup equals 0 calories, 0 fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 0 sodium, 0 carbohydrate, 0 fiber, 0 protein.