Stewed Green Beans

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Stewed green beans, also know as yahni beans, are much too delicious to enjoy only once a year at your local Greek festival. They are simple to make at home and pair nicely with roasted chicken. Frozen green beans will work, but splurge on fresh ones and you won’t regret it. Don’t fret about the small amount of cinnamon in the recipe. It’s a Greek thing. Trust.

 

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Stewed Green Beans
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Ingredients
  • 2 pounds fresh green beans
  • 1 medium yellow onion sliced thin
  • 2 Tablespoons garlic minced
  • 1 Tablespoon cooking fat coconut oil, butter, or ghee
  • 1 can diced tomaotes 14 ounces
  • 2 teaspoons dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 3-4 Tablespoons olive oil
Servings -6
Prep Time -5
Cook Time -30
stewed-green-beans
Ingredients
  • 2 pounds fresh green beans
  • 1 medium yellow onion sliced thin
  • 2 Tablespoons garlic minced
  • 1 Tablespoon cooking fat coconut oil, butter, or ghee
  • 1 can diced tomaotes 14 ounces
  • 2 teaspoons dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 3-4 Tablespoons olive oil
Servings -6
Prep Time -5
Cook Time -30
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Instructions
  1. Heat 1 tablespoon of cooking fat in a large, lidded saucepan over medium heat. Add garlic and onions cook until they begin to soften, about 5 minutes.
  2. Add the tomatoes and their juice, green beans, oregano, cinnamon, salt, and pepper. Stir.
  3. Cover the pan and reduce heat to medium low. Simmer for 30 minutes, removing the lid and stirring occasionally.
  4. Remove pan from the heat and drizzle with olive oil. Use up to 4 tablespoons, depending on your preference. Taste and add more salt and pepper, if needed.
  5. Enjoy warm or chilled. Will keep covered in the refrigerator for about 1 week.

1 Comment

  1. This flavor profile sounds incredible. I grew up eating green beans fresh from my parents farm garden, but we only ever ate them with new potatoes and bacon — not a bad way to eat green beans, mind you, but I welcome the change this recipe offers.

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