Sautéed Beans and Peppers

Cook green beans the day before the party. Pat dry with paper towels, and store in a zip-top plastic bag.

Yield: Makes 8 servings
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  • 2 pounds fresh green beans
  • 1 red bell pepper, cut into thin strips
  • 1 yellow bell pepper, cut into thin strips
  • 1 to 2 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh basil
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt


  1. 1. Cook green beans in boiling salted water to cover in a Dutch oven over medium-high heat 4 to 5 minutes or until crisp-tender. Drain and plunge into ice water to stop the cooking process; drain.
  2. 2. Sauté peppers in hot oil in a Dutch oven over medium-high heat 5 minutes or until tender. Add green beans, basil, and salt. Cook, stirring constantly, until thoroughly heated. Serve immediately.
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