Beth Dreiling Hontzas
Recipe from Southern Living

Substitute 1 lb. trimmed green beans for the slender French beans.


  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 (8-oz.) packages French green beans
  • 1 red bell pepper, cut into thin strips
  • 3 shallots, sliced
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground red pepper


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  1. 1. Melt butter in a large Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Add green beans, bell pepper strips, and remaining ingredients, tossing to coat. Add 1/4 cup water.
  2. 2. Cook, covered, 4 to 6 minutes; uncover and cook, stirring often, 1 to 2 more minutes or until water is evaporated and beans are crisp-tender.
  3. Sugar Snap Peas-and-Red Bell Pepper Toss: Substitute 1 lb. trimmed sugar snap peas for green beans. Proceed as directed.
Megan Natter, Slidell, Louisiana,
October 2007