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Harvest Time Green Beans

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Ingredients
  Fresh green beans 1⁄2 Pound, broken into 2 inch pieces to make 2 cups
  Thinly sliced carrots 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Green onions 2 , cut into 1/2 inch pieces
  Water 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Sugar 1 Teaspoon
  Dried thyme leaves 1⁄4 Teaspoon, crushed
  Salt 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Cornstarch 1 Teaspoon
  Apple juice 1⁄3 Cup (5.33 tbs)
  Cubed red apple 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs), unpeeled
Directions

In large saucepan, combine green beans, carrots, green onions, water, sugar, thyme and salt; bring to a boil.
Reduce heat to low; cover and simmer 5 to 7 minutes or until vegetables are crisp-tender, stirring occasionally.
In small bowl, stir cornstarch into apple juice until dissolved.
Gradually stir cornstarch mixture into cooked vegetables; add apple.
Cook and stir 1 to 2 minutes or until sauce is bubbly and thickened and apple is warm.
MICROWAVE DIRECTIONS:
In 2-quart microwave-safe casserole, combine green beans, carrots, green onions, 1/4 cup water, sugar, thyme and salt.
Cover tightly.
Microwave on HIGH for 7 to 8 minutes or until green beans are almost tender, stirring once halfway through cooking.
In small bowl, stir cornstarch into apple juice until dissolved.
Gradually stir cornstarch mixture into cooked vegetables.
Microwave uncovered on HIGH for 2 minutes; stir in apple.
Microwave on HIGH 2 to 3 minutes or until sauce is thickened and vegetables are crisp-tender, stirring once halfway through cooking.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Course: 
Side Dish
Method: 
Microwaving
Ingredient: 
Bean
Interest: 
Quick

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