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Colorful Green Bean Medley

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Prep/Total Time: 25 min.


6 servings

With its bright colors, this veggie side makes a pretty partner for all kinds of meat entrees. Elke Rose - Waukesha, WI


  • 1 pound fresh green beans, cut into 2-inch pieces
  • 1 medium sweet orange pepper, cut into strips
  • 1 can (8 ounces) sliced water chestnuts, drained
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/4 teaspoon coarsely ground pepper


  1. Place green beans in a steamer basket; place in a large saucepan over 1 in. of water. Bring to a boil; cover and steam for 8-10 minutes or until crisp-tender.
  2. Meanwhile, in a large skillet, saute orange pepper and water chestnuts in butter until tender. Add the garlic, salt, onion powder, basil and pepper; cook 1 minute longer. Add beans; toss to coat.

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