Monday, January 30, 2012

Maria's Green Beans Italian-Style


2 pounds fresh green beans, cleaned and trimmed of ends
4 large tomatoes or 1 can (about 1 pound) whole tomatoes, chopped
3 tablespoons olive oil
3-6 large cloves garlic, minced
3 tablespoons fresh chopped oregano or 1-2 tablespoons dried
Salt and pepper to taste
Snap the beans into 2-3inch pieces and wash well. Cook in boiling water for 5-6 minutes to soften slightly then drain well.
Heat the olive oil in a skillet over medium heat.  Add garlic and sauté until softened. Add the tomatoes fresh or a can, add oregano, salt and pepper to flavor. Cook to a simmer, uncovered, until tomatoes start to fall apart. Add the green beans and cook, covered, until tender.  Test for flavor and add more oregano, salt and pepper if desired.


  1. Awesome! How do you think this would put up in jars? I'm thinking this would be a great solution for my summer produce!

  2. Jessica I know this would do well in jars. No problem, I know its been done by a friend of mine!