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Mainly Green Beans: A Quick & Healthy Gluten-Free Saute

Posted by nepeht on January 23, 2009

Mainly Green Bean: A Quick & Healthy Gluten-Free Saute

(For two hungry people — BUT — The more you add; the more people you can serve (see NOTEs below).)    dscn2477


  • 2 Tablespoons of Butter or Margarine. *
  • 1/8 cup white or yellow Onion Diced.
  • 5 Medium Mushrooms Sliced.
  • 1/3 cup of diced Ham or 1 small can of Vienna Sausages (Gluten-Free)  or 1/4 cup of cooked and drained, diced bacon or sausage.*
  • 1, 15 ounce Can of drained cut Green Beans (or  2 cups of fresh Green Beans).
  • 1/4 medium Tomato Diced.
  • Sprinkle to taste with grated Parmesan Cheese.
  • Sprinkle to taste with Black Pepper, Salt and Garlic (or Garlic Salt).


  1. Begin by prepping cut ingredients (slice mushrooms, dice onion, dice tomato).
  2. Heat small to medium Skillet with Butter on Medium.
  3. Add Onions and cook for about 3 minutes.
  4. Add Mushrooms.
  5. Add Meat and cook for about 3 minutes.
  6. Add drained Green Beans and heat and turn for about 6-9 minutes.
  7. Add Tomato.
  8. Sprinkle with parmisian cheese. *
  9. Season with Garlic, Salt, Pepper. *
  10. Serve hot, as is, or over a starch such as rice, pasta or potato. *


  1. This dish goes really well with many different creative versions of rice, pasta or potatoes.*
  2. This dish can also be livened up with a little soy sauce. *
  3. Try a reduction of Gluten-Free wine or sherry.   To “reduce”, just add about 1 to 2 Tablespoons about 4 minutes prior to completing and let bubble. *
  4. One could also add Slivered Almonds to this dish at the same time the Green Beans are added.

* Be sure to use Gluten-Free Versions of this ingredient.


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