Green Beans Italiano

READY IN: 50mins
Top Review by connies1944

I got rave reviews on this recipe. Made it for Christmas dinner and it was a winner. I did add some chopped Italian ham and a can of diced tomatoes. Wonderful colors and flavors. This is a keeper.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat oil and garlic in a large skillet until garlic is fragrant, about 30 seconds.
  2. Add chopped onion, red pepper (optional), basil, and oregano, and cook until onion is tender, 2-3 minutes.
  3. Drain tomatoes from warm water and chop into strips.
  4. Add sun dried tomatoes, green beans, and dry sherry to pan and cook 2 minutes, stirring to blend.
  5. Pour in tomato sauce, then add balsamic vinegar and 1/4 cup water; stir to mix.
  6. Bring mixture to a boil, then reduce heat, cover and simmer for 35-45 minutes, or until beans are cooked to your preference, adding a tbsp water if it gets too thick.
  7. Serve topped with a sprinkling of parmesan cheese (optional), and additional red pepper flakes (optional), if desired.

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