Stewed Green Beans

5 reader reviews / 4.8 stars average
green 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

Stewed Green Beans

5 reader reviews / 4.8 stars average
Stewed green beans are a classic side dish and one of the most simple recipes to make at home.
PREP: 10 mins
COOK: 45 mins
TOTAL: 55 mins
REVIEW PRINT
Servings: 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 extra virgin olive oil
  • ½ tsp sea salt
  • ¼ tsp pepper

Instructions
 

  • Add all ingredients to a large sauce pot and bring to a boil.
  • Reduce heat to low and simmer, with the lid, for 30-45 minutes.

Notes

Good source of vitamins A and C

Nutrition

Calories: 114kcalCarbohydrates: 20gProtein: 3.8gFat: 3.8gSaturated Fat: 0.5gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 583mgFiber: 3.8g
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