Crumb-Topped Green Beans & Mushrooms Recipe
1 package 16 oz frz. cut green beans thawed
2 cup sliced fresh mushrooms
1/4 cup finely chopped onion
2 tbsp water
1/4 tsp salt
1/8 tsp pepper
1 tbsp butter or low cal margarine
1 tbsp olive oil
1 cup fresh white bread crumbs
1 tsp dried basil leaves
1. In a large nonstick skillet, over medium heat, cook green beans,
mushrooms and onion in water for 3-4 minutes or until crisp-tender and
moisture evaporates. Stir in salt and pepper. Place in serving dish;
keep warm. 2. In the same skillet, melt margarine or butter in oil.
Add bread crumbs and basil; cook and stir over medium-high heat until
light brown. Serve over vegetables. TIPS: To quickly thaw vegetables,
place in a colander; rinse with warm water until thawed.
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