Green Beans with Tomato & Vegetables

Green Beans

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 large onion, finely chopped
  • 4 medium cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 3½ cups green beans, cut into ½ or ⅓’s
  • 2 medium carrots, chopped into ¾cm wide & 3cm long matchsticks
  • ½ large red capsicum cut into 1- 1 ½cm squares
  • 2 teaspoons salt (can do 1½ if watching salt)
  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon dried oregano
  • ½ cup fresh oregano
  • 3 large tomatoes chopped into 1- 1 ½cm cubes
  • ¼ cup tomato paste
  • 1 cup water (can use a little more if you prefer this dish to be more saucy

(Refer to below photo for vegetable cut sizes)

Method

  1. Place a large saucepan on medium heat, then add the olive oil and heat. Once oil has heated add the onions, garlic and salt, and sauté until for 2-3 minutes stirring regularly until translucent and just starting to colour.
  2. Add the beans, carrots, capsicum, dry oregano and pepper, and stir well. Saute for about 10 minutes stirring occasionally.
  3. Add the tomatoes, tomato paste and water, cover with lid, then cook stirring occasionally for 15-20 minutes or until the beans and carrots are cooked to desired softness. (you can add a bit more water if you prefer more sauce). Stir through the fresh oregano once done.
  4. Serve alongside your favourite protein e.g. chicken ;) and rice if you are having a carbohydrate serve with it.

Note: Chilli would go nicely in this recipe so you could add some in at step 2.

Beans Mise en Place

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