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Basil Buttered Beans

Basil Buttered Beans is shared by Laura Porter of Sheridan, Oregon. She confirms this small-portioned fresh-tasting side dish goes great with any meat entree.
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 10 min.
  • Makes
    2 servings


  • 2 cups fresh green beans, cut into 2-inch pieces
  • 2 tablespoons chopped onion
  • 2 tablespoons chopped celery
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons minced fresh basil or 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper


  • In a large saucepan, combine the beans, onion, celery and water; bring to a boil. Boil, uncovered, for 10-15 minutes or until beans are tender. Drain. Add the butter, basil, salt and pepper; stir to coat.

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