Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 55 mins

We have a lot of green beans this year. I figured out what to do with the small tender beans, but the Romanos are different... tasty, but different.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Clean and string beans, then break into bite sized pieces.
  2. Slice onion.
  3. Sauté onions and beans in olive oil over medium high heat until golden brown.
  4. Add chicken broth, reduce heat, cover, and simmer until most of liquid is gone (about 45 minutes to an hour).
  5. Serve (optional: garnish with grated Parmesan cheese).


Most Helpful

I haven't had luck with romano beans yet - always mushy. I sauteed the veggies, using only 1/2 lb of onions, then simmered them in the chicken broth as directed. I checked them after approximately 10 minutes of simmering, and they were - perfect. After more time, the mush set in. I believe the secret to romano beans, as with other green beans, is to not overcook them, IMHO.

smulfun August 24, 2016

These were good and easy to make. I followed the recipe as written other then I used 1/2 cup of onion. I also didn't cook the onions first I just cooked everything together. We thought they could have used some pepper but otherwise enjoyed them.

bmcnichol September 14, 2011

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