Green Beans Braised with Tomatoes

Green Beans Braised with Tomato

  • Servings: Serves 4-6
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You can make this dish using preserved beans and tomatoes from the store, as I did... I had run out of green veg, but had jars of green beans and jars of tomatoes in the store. It is delicious and even better the next day. So a great dish to make ahead of time.


  • 400 g crushed tomatoes
  • 1 shallot, finely chopped
  • 1 clove garlic, finely chopped
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 250 g green beans, trimmed and cut into 2 cm pieces
  • 2 tbsp fresh basil, chopped
  • 1/2 tsp sugar
  • Salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper


  1. Heat the oil in a heavy based pan.
  2. Add the shallot and garlic and cook for 2-3 minutes until softenend.
  3. Add the crushed tomatoes and continue to cook for approximately 10 minutes, until some of the juices have evaporated, stirring frequently.
  4. Add sugar and season to taste with salt, pepper.
  5. Bring a large saucepan of salted water to the boil and add the beans. Cook until just tender.
  6. Drain the beans and add to the tomato mixture along with the basil.
  7. Continue to cook for another 2 minutes.
  8. Can be served hot or at room temperature.


  • Delicious side for grilled meats.

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