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Thursday, September 18

Featured Recipe: Stewed Green Beans

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When we first got married, I never planned side dishes. And my salads consisted of lettuce. Pretty sad. And funny. I’ve come a long way, baby. I almost always remember to do a side dish these days, and I may even throw a carrot in the salad. ;)

Anyway, side dishes are pretty important and can really make or break a meal, wouldn’t you say? And it’s amazing how much better they can be with just a TINY bit more thought and effort. And I mean tiny…I’m as lazy as the next guy, so don’t be scared.


Instead of just steaming your green beans tonight, try this!

Stewed Green Beans
Adapted from a recipe in Everyday Food, Sept 2008 (p. 80). I changed it up, and my version was quite tasty, if I do say so myself! Here’s my rendition.
- 2 T butter
- 1/4 medium yellow onion, cut into skinny crescents
- A bunch of fresh green beans
- A bunch of baby tomatoes, halved
- Seasoning (S&P, or a seasoning blend…I used Onera, my favorite!)

In a medium saucepan or large, deep skillet, melt butter and saute onion over medium heat until they begin to soften. Add green beans and tomatoes. Season. Cook until beans are done to your liking, stirring occasionally (probably around 15 minutes).

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9 Comments »

  1. 1
    Hillary

    I have all of those ingredients in my kitchen, so I think I’ll try this tonight. It’s pretty, too!

  2. 2
    Malerie

    Looks good. I struggle with side dishes. I’ve gotten better, but still have a long way to go. Keep the suggestions coming!

  3. 3
    Rachel

    I love green beans, but don’t enjoy cooking them. This looks like a realistic recipe. We’ll be trying it tomorrow! Thank you!

  4. 4
    anne

    About two weeks ago, my roommates and I went to the local farmer’s market and got fresh tomatoes and green beans and did this SAME thing. I even used my original blend Onera seasoning.

    It’s like we’re related or something… :)

  5. 5
    Isa

    Another easy green bean side dish for the lazy…sautee with a little bit of SOYAKI sauce from TJ’s…it is super easy and goes well with almost anything as a main. Just try it.

    Jane, Just got back from 8 days in France…I am floating…you know?

  6. 6
    Dorina

    Jane,
    I love green beans and always look for new ways to serve them. I love your website.

  7. That sounds so tasty, and what beautiful colors!

  8. 8
    Jane Maynard

    I must say, it is worth the very little extra effort…I’m normally “eh” on green beans, but these I can eat right up! :)

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