Quarantine Eats: Sautéed Green Beans and Cherry Tomatoes

1 1/2 pounds green beans, trimmed and cut into 2 inch pieces
1 1/2 cups water
1/4 cup butter
1 tablespoon sugar
3/4 teaspoon garlic salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1 1/2 teaspoons chopped fresh basil
2 cups cherry tomatoes, halved

1 - Place beans and water in large saucepan. Cover, and bring to a boil. Set heat to low, and simmer until tender, about 10 minutes. Drain off water, and set aside.

2 - Melt butter in a skillet over medium heat. Stir in sugar, garlic salt, pepper, and basil. Add tomatoes, and cook stirring gently until soft. Pour tomato mixture over the green beans, and toss gently to blend.