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Marjoram Green Beans

 Marjoram Green Beans
This easy-to-do vegetable dish becomes memorable with the addition of marjoram. The taste is very subtle, yet distinctive. I like to fix beans this way for special dinners, since the bright green is so pretty on the plate. -Charlene Griffin, Minocqua, Wisconsin
6-8 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 20 min.

Ingredients

  • 1-1/2 pounds fresh green beans, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/8 to 1/4 teaspoon dried marjoram

Directions

  • Place the beans and water in a large saucepan; bring to a boil.
  • Reduce heat; cover and cook for 8-10 minutes or until crisp-tender.
  • Drain. Add the butter, salt, pepper and marjoram; stir until butter
  • is melted. Yield: 6-8 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (3/4 cup) equals 61 calories, 4 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 11 mg cholesterol, 195 mg sodium, 5 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 1 g protein.