String/Green Beans in Chunky Tomato Sauce

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 15 mins

This is a recipe from Lidia's Italian American Kithchen. The traditional beans used in this recipe are the Italian string beans - the flat wide ones. Due to the acidity of the tomato sauce they will turn olive green in the cooking process. This recipe is posted by request. I haven't tried it yet.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat olive oil in large, heavy skillet over medium heat.
  2. Smash the cloves of garlic and toss them into the pan.
  3. Cook, shaking the pan, until lightly browned, about 2 minutes.
  4. Scatter the beans over the oil, season them lightly with salt and red pepper, and turn with tongs until they begin to wilt, about 3 minutes.
  5. Meanwhile, crush the tomatoes coarsely with your hands and add them to the beans.
  6. Cover the pan, cook until the beans are tender- about 10 minutes.
  7. Taste and adjust seasoning to your liking, and serve hot.
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My mom had a whole bunch of green beans from the market. WE didnt know what to make, and this was a really easy, but flavourful dish! WE also added some sliced onion because of our addiction to it..LOL

Little Italy September 06, 2005