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Green Beans with Shallots

Yield 6 servings
To get a jump start, steam green beans, drain, and chill in a zip-top plastic bag.


  • 1 1/2 pounds fresh green beans, trimmed
  • 3 tablespoons butter or margarine
  • 2 small shallots, minced
  • 1 large tomato, chopped
  • 1/4 teaspoon beef bouillon granules
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper

How to Make It

  1. Arrange green beans in a steamer basket over boiling water. Cover and steam 5 to 7 minutes. Plunge into ice water to stop the cooking process; drain.

  2. Melt butter in a large skillet over medium heat; add shallots, and sauté 3 minutes or until tender. Add green beans, tomato, and next 3 ingredients. Cook 5 minutes or until thoroughly heated. Serve immediately.