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Special Green Beans

Photo: Tina Cornett / Styling: Mary Lyn H. Jenkins
Prep time 30 mins
Cook time 15 mins
Yield Makes 10 to 12 servings

Ingredients

  • 3 1/2 pounds fresh green beans, trimmed
  • 4 cups water
  • 1 1/2 cups sliced fresh mushrooms
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 4 garlic cloves, pressed
  • 1 (8-ounce) can sliced water chestnuts, drained
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1 teaspoon dried Italian seasoning
  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese

How to Make It

  1. Combine beans and 4 cups water in a Dutch oven; bring to a boil. Cover, reduce heat, and simmer 6 to 8 minutes or until crisp-tender. Plunge beans into ice water to stop the cooking process; drain. Chill beans up to 8 hours, if desired.

  2. Sauté mushrooms and next 7 ingredients in hot oil in Dutch oven over medium-high heat 5 to 7 minutes. Add beans, stirring until thoroughly heated; sprinkle with Parmesan cheese.