Green Beans With Shallots and Red Bell Pepper

READY IN: 20mins
Recipe by lazyme

A simple side dish from Southern Living Magazine.

Top Review by quikgourmet

I cut this in half and used a 12 oz bag of prewashed and trimmed green beans to save time. I blanched these in boiling water until crisp tender (about 3 minutes), drained them, and immersed in a bowl of ice water for a bit. After draining them, I threw them in a ziploc bag for later. Diced the shallots and red pepper and threw them in frig for later as well. This made last minute prep about 4 minutes total, which is great if you're entertaining or just want to make things ahead. I simply loved the fresh taste of this recipe! The red pepper and garlic powder give those 'ol green beans some zip!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cook beans in boiling water to cover in a Dutch oven 3 to 4 minutes or until crisp-tender; drain.
  2. Melt butter in Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Add shallots and bell pepper, and saute 4 minutes or until tender. Add beans; toss with salt, pepper, and garlic powder.

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