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Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Green Beans With Tomatoes

This is the time of the year when I start looking to see what I have too much of in the freezer and pantry from the summer canning. It seems I may have gone a little crazy with the tomatoes and green beans, among other things.

Because I used canned and frozen doesn't mean you can't use fresh.

Green Beans With Tomatoes
6-8 servings
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1/4 cup butter
1/4 cup finely chopped onion
1 small clove garlic, minced
3 pounds green beans, cooked
1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
2 medium tomatoes, seeded and coarsely chopped, I used 1 pint of my canned, drained
1 tablespoon firmly packed brown sugar
1 teaspoon salt

In a large skillet melt the butter. Add the onions and saute' for 3 minutes. Add the remaining ingredients and heat thoroughly. Toss lightly and serve.


  1. what a great way to use up those green beans, yum, because we all have an overload of beans when we plant them don't we!

  2. great recipe. i could use some of this right now! what a day we had with teddy. i am sooo tired!

  3. I had this once at a diner and loved it. Not knowing how they made theirs, I just took frozen green beans and added a can of stewed tomatoes. This sounds wonderful. Thank you for sharing.


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