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Green Beans and Red Peppers Recipe

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I believe that simple sides are best. These basic, but beautiful beans prove my theory correct!—Betty Ellis, Boaz, Alabama
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
MAKES:2 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
MAKES: 2 servings


  • 1/3 pound fresh green beans, trimmed
  • 3 tablespoons chopped sweet red pepper
  • 1 green onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 small garlic clove, minced
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • Dash salt and pepper

Nutritional Facts

3/4 cup equals 79 calories, 6 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 15 mg cholesterol, 120 mg sodium, 7 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 2 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 vegetable, 1 fat.


  1. Place beans in a large saucepan and cover with water. Bring to a boil. Cook, uncovered, for 8-10 minutes or until crisp-tender.
  2. Meanwhile, in a small skillet, saute the red pepper, onion and garlic in butter until tender. Remove from the heat; sprinkle with salt and pepper. Drain beans and transfer to a serving dish. Add red pepper mixture and stir gently to coat. Yield: 2 servings.
Originally published as Green Beans with Red Pepper in Taste of Home's Holiday & Celebrations Cookbook Annual 2008, p190

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Reviewed Oct. 18, 2013

"Simple and tasted like I fussed. Great side dish for a complicated meal."

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