Homestyle Green Beans

You can't beat old-fashioned green beans for a simple side dish that suits the whole family.


8 servings

Recipe from

Oxmoor House


2 pounds fresh green beans, trimmed and cut into 1 1/2
2 cups water
1 teaspoon salt
1/3 cup butter or margarine
1 1/2 tablespoons sugar
1 teaspoon dried basil
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
2 cups halved cherry or grape tomatoes


Place beans in a Dutch oven; add water and salt. Bring to a boil; cover, reduce heat, and simmer 15 minutes or until tender. Drain; keep warm.

Melt butter in a saucepan over medium heat; stir in sugar and next 4 ingredients. Add tomato, and cook, stirring gently until thoroughly heated. Pour tomato mixture over beans, and toss gently. Serve hot.

Margaret Agnew,

Christmas with Southern Living 2002,

Oxmoor House

May 2002
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