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Total Time
1hr 10mins
Prep 10 mins
Cook 1 hr

A simple, straight-forward way to serve green beans as a side dish. This is a good choice for a cold dish at a buffet.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Place onions and tomatoes in a saucepan. Sprinkle with salt and stir gently. Add green beans, olive oil and sugar; stir. Cover and cook over medium low heat, stirring occasionally, for about 15 minutes until beans are softened. Once the liquid has been absorbed, stir fry a couple of minutes. Add 1/2 cup water, cover, and simmer 40 minutes until beans are tender. The beans will be moist, but not watery.
  2. Serve cold or room temperature.
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5 5

This is very good. I served it with baked salmon and baked potato. I used frozen whole green beans and only used 1/2 cup of water. Forgot to add the sugar. Cooked only 15 minutes or so. Turned out perfect!