Stewed Green Beans

Beans

Today’s recipe was inspired by my many visits to Greek Town in Chicago.  Stewed green beans are a classic side dish and one of the most simple recipes to make at home. Low calorie, bursting in flavor and full of nutrients – this dish is a win win.

Fun Fact: Cooked tomatoes have more health benefits than raw tomatoes! According to ScientificAmerican.com, studies show that the amount of lycopene rose 30% after just 30 minutes of cooking. Apparently the heat helps break down the thick cell walls of the tomatoes which helps the body better absorb the nutrients.

Lycopene Health Benfits:

  • Fights many forms of cancer including prostate
  • Helps boost fertility
  • Reduces the risk of heart disease
  • Protects the skin from sun burn
  • Prevents diabetes

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Stewed Green Beans
 
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Recipe type: Entree
Cuisine: Greek
Serves: 4
Ingredients
  • 1 lb green beans - cut in 2 in pieces
  • 1 medium onion - diced
  • 14 oz diced tomatoes
  • 14 oz tomato sauce
  • 1 tbs olive oil
  • ½ tsp sea salt
  • ¼ tsp pepper
Instructions
  1. Add all ingredients to a large sauce pot and bring to a boil.
  2. Reduce heat to low and simmer, with the lid, for 30-45 minutes.
Notes
Good source of vitamins A and C
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 1 Calories: 114 Fat: 3.8g Saturated fat: .5g Carbohydrates: 20g Sodium: 583mg Fiber: 3.8g Protein: 3.8g Cholesterol: 0mg

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