I love fresh green beans. I generally cook them (whole, ends trimmed) in heavily kosher-salted boiling water (the salt somehow sweetens them). But I needed a bit more of an up-scale side dish for the entree I was making and decided on this dish.
Quite simple and quick to make, it comes out wonderfully. But I love mushrooms and onions, so this is a dish made to my likings. This will definitely be on our table quite often.
GREEN BEANS with MUSHROOMS (2 servings)
1 1/2 cups cut fresh green beans (2" pieces)
1/4 cup chopped onion
4 tsp butter
1/2 cup sliced fresh mushrooms
Pepper to taste
In a saucepan, cook beans in water for 6-8 minutes or until tender. In a skillet, saute onion in butter until tender. Add mushrooms; cook and stir for 1 minute.
Drain beans, add the mushrooms mixture and pepper.
Recipe Source: Taste of Home: April 1997, p. 12