Braised Green Beans With Tomatoes

Total Time
1hr 20mins
Prep 15 mins
Cook 1 hr 5 mins

This is a simple, savory green vegetable dish. This recipe can be prepared up to three days in advance (wait to add the parsley until ready to serve). Keep the cooked beans tightly covered in the refrigerator, then reheat on the stovetop or in a 350 degree oven for about 20-30 minutes.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat the oil in large pot or Dutch oven over medium heat.
  2. Add the onions, celery and carrots and saute, stirring often, until the vegetables are tender, about 4 minutes.
  3. Add the green beans, tomatoes, salt and pepper.
  4. Cover the pot, reduce the heat to low and cook, stirring occasionally, until the beans are very tender, about 55-65 minutes.
  5. Stir in the parsley and season with additional salt and pepper, if desired.


Most Helpful

Excellent and simple. I have made this recipe dozens of times but without the celery and carrot. Sometimes I do use a couple of cloves of garlic, too. One thing that I truly love about this recipe is that it does not need a lot of active time - that is why I often use it for dinner parties - I have a lot of other things to do before serving the dinner. I have used both large and small tomatoes in this and prefer the smaller tomatoes which also do not need to be cut. Thanks for posting, Lainey6605, this is truly a keeper.

Garlic Chick March 30, 2013

Delicious green beans! I like that I could sneak the carrots and celery in with the green beans and DH also enjoyed them. Had petite diced tomatoes on hand so used those and a red onion. Will be making these a lot! Made and reviewed for Family Picks during ZWT8.

lauralie41 August 30, 2012

I used fresh green beans. And used dried parsley. The taste is very good. It's a great recipe that I'll be doing often cause it's very healthy, low calorie. Thanks Lainey :) Made for ZWT8 for Diners, Winers and Chives

Boomette August 24, 2012

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