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|cup frozen green beans
16-oz. can whole tomatoes, drained
cup chopped onion
cups salted butter
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2 to 3 tsp. dried basil
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1 lb. yams or sweet potatoes
1 lb. yams and/or sweet potatoes
Use measurements for vegetables unless the weight or number is important to the recipe. So 1/2 cup chopped onion, not 1 large onion, chopped. We can add the amount if needed as shopping info. (updated 7/20/22)
- 1 cup chopped onion
- 3/4 cup chopped celery
- 1/2 cup chopped green bell pepper
- 2 carrots, julienned (about 1 cup)