Italian Flavor...easy to prepare. We are not a fan of green beans BUT cooked this way, we are! Use fresh green beans.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
1 hr
total:
1 hr 10 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • In a large saucepan, saute garlic in oil over medium-low heat until garlic is slightly browned. Stir in diced tomatoes and tomato sauce, cover, and cook for 30 to 45 minutes.

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  • Stir green beans into tomatoes, and cook until tender. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

Nutrition Facts

134 calories; protein 3.8g; carbohydrates 15.2g; fat 7.1g; sodium 791.6mg. Full Nutrition
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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
07/04/2006
This is a great way to use green beans straight out of the garden! I made a few changes- instead of diced tomatoes I used a pint of crushed tomatoes and 5 fresh minced basil leaves. I added 1/4 cup chicken broth 1/2 tsp cinnamon (my husband loves cinnamon in anything with a lot of tomatoes) and about a tablespoon of fresh-squeezed orange juice when I added the green beans. Everyone (picky children included) loved it! Thanks for a great versatile recipe! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
09/24/2008
I also don't LOVE green beans but this recipe made me forget that. I do love tomatoes and these were delish. I only give it a 3 as hubby thought it was too tomatoey and did not like at all. Read More
(5)
65 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 34
  • 4 star values: 22
  • 3 star values: 6
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 4 stars
11/04/2003
We thought this was pretty darn good. I used canned crushed tomatoes with roasted garlic and took it up a level by adding cabbage and cannellini beans. If I hadn't already had a meatloaf in the oven I would have served this over pasta. Thanks BarbiAnn! Read More
(14)
Rating: 5 stars
07/03/2006
This is a great way to use green beans straight out of the garden! I made a few changes- instead of diced tomatoes I used a pint of crushed tomatoes and 5 fresh minced basil leaves. I added 1/4 cup chicken broth 1/2 tsp cinnamon (my husband loves cinnamon in anything with a lot of tomatoes) and about a tablespoon of fresh-squeezed orange juice when I added the green beans. Everyone (picky children included) loved it! Thanks for a great versatile recipe! Read More
(14)
Rating: 5 stars
01/24/2005
We love this recipe! It has gone over very well with company too. I also tried it with zucchin and it was equally good. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/15/2003
Fast and easy great recipe. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/24/2005
Very good! I did throw the green beans in a few minutes (not 45 minutes later) after I added the tomatoes to the garlic/oil. They were delicious. I cooked the whole thing for about 45 minutes. Will make again!! Read More
(11)
Rating: 5 stars
11/02/2005
Yea Aunt Kate! We loved your green beans in tomatoes! I (like other reviewers) used canned green beans. I only used one can because I wasn't sure if my kids would eat it and I didn't want to waste perfectly good green beans. When they saw it in the pan they asked "whats the red stuff?". I told them it was like green beans in spaghetti sauce...they loved it! My 3 year old ate it and ate it and ate it. Thank you for an easy and delicious side dish! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/03/2006
This recipe was very good. My roomate said her mother makes this all the time and mine was even better! I added 1 tbsp of parsley flakes and a bit more basil. All I had was a 28 oz can of tomatoes. I added 1/2 cup water and let it cook down until it was less than half. Next time I will use a regular 14 oz can because it did turn out very tomatoey. Read More
(5)
Rating: 4 stars
12/16/2009
I don't think this one will be a fan with little kida but as groovigryl said her kid liked it so I still don't know. I guess some kids like green beans but not many...! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
09/23/2008
I also don't LOVE green beans but this recipe made me forget that. I do love tomatoes and these were delish. I only give it a 3 as hubby thought it was too tomatoey and did not like at all. Read More
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