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.
Most Helpful

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!

misdanrs January 15, 2010