Braised String Beans

Braised String Beans


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You can add zucchini wedges and tiny potatoes to this dish if you're a little hungrier.

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Time needed

60-90 min cooking

Serving Size / Yield

4-5 servings


  • 2 lbs. fresh green beans
  • 1/2 C. olive oil
  • 2 med. onions, chopped
  • 1 8-oz. can tomato sauce
  • 1/2 C. fresh parsley, chopped
  • salt
  • pepper
  • 2 C. hot water

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Rinse whole beans with cold water. Snap off ends and cut in half if desired. Heat oil in 6-qt. pot and cook onion until tender. Stir in tomato sauce or chopped tomatoes, parsley, salt and pepper. Simmer for 5 minutes. Add water, bring to boil and add the beans. Cover and cook over low heat for 40 minutes or until beans are soft and a thick sauce remains.

This recipe is from "What's Cooking in Niles."

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