Thursday, August 20, 2015

Dinner easy side dish – Savory Greek style green beans



This week at "Dinner easy" we are focusing on the side dish or better known as the supporting player to a great meal. You can’t have an orchestra without the string section and you can’t have a villain without a minion.  The same goes for dinner.  What’s a main course without a side dish? 

I’m of Greek ancestry; my husband on the other hand is Irish.  I am willing to bet before he married me he never tasted any Greek food in his life.  It’s opened up a whole new culinary experience for him and one of his favorites is Greek style green beans.  In fact if you ask him what sort of veggie he likes best he will always say Greek green beans. 




Pair this easy side dish with our moist delicious meatloaf recipe, add a baked potato and you have a complete dinner easy!


Savory Greek style green beans

Ingredients:

  • 1 lb. fresh or frozen green beans (thawed if frozen)
  • Garlic clove, minced
  • 1 tbsp. light olive oil
  • ¼ cup chopped onions
  • 14.5 oz. can fire roasted diced tomatoes
  • 1 8 oz. can tomato sauce
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • ½”tsp. pepper
  • ½” tsp. oregano
  • 1 tbsp. lemon juice


Directions:

Heat the oil on medium heat in a large pot.  Add the onions and garlic and sauté about 5 minutes until the onions are translucent.  Stir in the green beans and cook a little longer.  Reduce the heat to medium low.  Add the tomatoes, tomato sauce, salt, pepper, oregano, and lemon juice.  Cook on medium low for 5 more minutes.  Reduce heat to low, cover and simmer for about 45 minutes.

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