Sunday, July 22, 2012

Stewed Green Beans with Tomatoes

I am not a huge fan of veggies most of the time, so the fact that I really like these green beans says a lot. They are also really easy to make and, despite being adapted from a Paula Deen recipe, they are healthy as well. 

  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 2 cups chopped onion
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 (2 pound) package frozen cut green beans
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 1 (14.5 oz) can petite diced tomatoes
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper

First, mince the garlic.  Chop the onion as well (unless you are using pre-chopped, frozen onion like I did.)

Add the oil, onions, and garlic to a large pot. You could fry up some bacon, use the bacon grease instead of the olive oil, and then add the bacon crumbles in at the end...but in that case, I retract the statement made above about the healthiness of this recipe :).

Then add the bag of frozen green beans, chicken broth, can of tomatoes (including the juice), salt, and pepper.

(I apologize for the quality of the next few pictures. My camera battery ran out, so I had to resort to the iPhone camera.)

Stir it all together and bring to a boil.

Reduce the heat and let it simmer for 30-50 minutes depending on how soft or crisp you like your green beans. I like mine on the really soft side (think Luby's green beans). 


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