Cook green beans in boiling salted water to cover 3 to 4 minutes or until crisp-tender; drain well.
Melt butter in a large skillet over medium-high heat; add sliced shallots and bell pepper, and sauté 4 minutes or until tender. Add green beans, salt, pepper, and garlic powder, and toss to combine.
*1/2 small sweet onion, thinly sliced, may be substituted.
**1/2 tsp. regular salt may be substituted.
This has become one of our staples in our kitchen.