of fresh string bean, trimmed
onions, sliced thinly into crescents
Azeri Tomato Sauce
of finely chopped fresh basil
ground black pepper
( or more to taste)
- Melt the butter in a sauté pan set over medium heat. Add the onions and lower the heat, stirring occasionally for 3-5 minutes. Add the green beans, stir and cover to cook for 20-30 minutes – stirring occasionally – or until the beans begin to soften to your desired consistency.
- If you haven’t made the tomato sauce at an earlier time, it can be prepared as the beans cook.
- When the beans are almost done but not quite, pour in a desired amount of tomato sauce and allow them to simmer on low for a few minutes. Remove from heat and serve.
- Tomato Sauce:.
- In a small to medium saucepan, stir in the tomato sauce and half of the basil and all of the pepper. Cook 3-5 minutes or until warmed. Stir in yogurt, sour cream, and vinegar. Cover and cook another 5 minutes – stirring often. Stir in remaining basil and salt cook another 3-5 minutes and pour over the green beans, vegetables or meat.