Green Beans with Basil and Tomato Recipe

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This is an attractive and tasty side dish. The butter, basil and tomato adds a nice flavor boost to the green beans. I've made them with garlic salt and regular kosher salt, both are delicious. If you want to spice it up, add more black pepper or substitute crushed red pepper for the black pepper.

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Servings: 6


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  1. Place beans in a large saucepan with water. Cover, bring to a boil, and simmer on low until tender, about 10 minutes. Drain and set aside.
  2. Melt butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Stir in sugar, garlic or kosher salt, pepper and basil. Add tomatoes, and cook stirring gently just until soft. Pour the tomato mixture over the green beans, and toss gently to blend. Adjust salt and pepper to taste. Enjoy!


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Nutrition Facts

Amount Per Serving %DV
Serving Size 227g
Recipe makes 6 servings
Calories 250  
Calories from Fat 75 30%
Total Fat 8.63g 11%
Saturated Fat 4.97g 20%
Trans Fat 0.0g  
Cholesterol 20mg 7%
Sodium 64mg 3%
Potassium 522mg 15%
Total Carbs 36.44g 10%
Dietary Fiber 11.6g 39%
Sugars 7.62g 5%
Protein 8.6g 14%
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  • Nancy Miyasaki
    John served these recently as a side dish with a stuffed pork tenderloin. They were tender and flavorful. Almost everyone had seconds!
    I've cooked/tasted this recipe!
    • Debbi Simms
      Love the look and sound of this will be trying very soon
      • Wendi Taylor
        Sound delicious. Definitely going to try this one soon!
        • Lisa Price
          Appears to be delicious! Love tomato, basil, and green beans~so, to put them all together sounds wonderful!!


          • Smokinhotchef
            July 13, 2012
            Hey John! I really like this recipe. The addition of the sugar with the tomato reminds me of a stewed tomato recipe my mom made back in the day! The green beans just make it even better. I'd probably add a touch of sambal oelek for a little heat! Great Recipe!
            • Claudia lamascolo
              July 11, 2012
              I love this going to try it!
              • K. Garner
                July 9, 2012

                I've always found black pepper essential with green beans. Good suggestion. Thanks for posting. Can't wait to try!

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