Green Beans in Tomato Sauce

Green Beans in Tomato Sauce

Patti 14

"I had these beans at a dinner party. I'm so glad the hostess was willing to share the recipe. A very unique and different way to serve fresh green beans."


55 m servings 106 cals
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Original recipe yields 6 servings



  • Calories:
  • 106 kcal
  • 5%
  • Fat:
  • 7 g
  • 11%
  • Carbs:
  • 10.5g
  • 3%
  • Protein:
  • 2.3 g
  • 5%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Sodium:
  • 104 mg
  • 4%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Bring a pot of lightly-salted water to a boil; stir in the green beans and return to a boil. Reduce the heat to medium, and cook the green beans until just tender, about 8 minutes. Drain.
  2. Heat 2 tablespoons of olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat; cook and stir the onion, 1 clove of garlic, and parsley in the hot oil until the onion is translucent, about 5 minutes. Stir in the tomatoes, wine vinegar, and cumin; bring the mixture to a boil, reduce heat to medium-low, and simmer for 30 minutes to thicken the sauce. Transfer the sauce to a bowl.
  3. In a clean skillet, heat 1 tablespoon of olive oil over medium-low heat; cook and stir 1 clove of chopped garlic in the hot oil until fragrant beginning to brown, 2 to 3 minutes. Return the cooked green beans to the skillet; cook and stir to reheat the beans and coat them with oil. Pour the sauce over the beans and stir to coat. Serve hot.
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  1. 9 Ratings


There is an easier way to do this. We Italians place the green beans, water to barely cover, add chopped garlic, chopped onion, olive oil, sauce or tomatoes, chopped parsley, seasoning -- and l...

I love green beans! I love these even more!! They had a wonderful sweet and sour flavor,with the sugar and vinegar.The cumin really didn't come through too much.I didn't have any fresh garlic so...

Very tasty recipe. I wish it didn't dirty so many pans. The next time I may try making this differently. Nice flavor combo, though.

I'm so sorry, but we really didn't like this. I'm not sure what happened, since other reviews seem so positive, but there was just way too much vinegar; it actually made my husband feel ill afte...

I used an extra clove of garlic (I love garlic). These had subtle but wonderful flavor. Couldn't really taste the cumin but I'm sure it still added the flavor. Sprinkled mine with some grated pa...

Sounds awesome, going into my recipe box! I do plan however to use olive oil spray rather than olive oil, to cut down on fat and counts.

We Loved These as written!! thanks Patti

Thank you for posting this recipe, but these beans didn't really have the flavor I was looking for. I followed everything to a "T", but there was something missing and I couldn't put my finger o...

This was WONDERFUL! Per another review, I amped up the cumin a bit. We only had rice wine vinegar on hand, but that totally worked. Due to an interrupted cooking schedule, I did the first two...