Green Beans in Tomato Sauce

How to make Green Beans in Tomato Sauce.

Ingredients: Serves 4

  • 1 kg green beans, cleaned and trimmed
  • 2/3 potatoes, cut into large wedges
  • 4 large ripe tomatoes, skinned and crushed
  • 1 large white onion, finely chopped
  • 1 garlic clove, finely minced
  • 1 tablespoon tomato paste
  • 2/3 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • ½ cup freshly cut parsley


  1. Heat the olive oil in a large cooking pot.
  2. Add the onion, garlic and sauté for about 5 minutes until the onion is soft but hasn’t gone brown.
  3. Add the beans and potatoes and sauté for a few minutes more.
  4. Dissolve the tomato paste in a cup of water.
  5. Add to the casserole the dissolved paste, the crushed tomatoes and parsley.
  6. Season and add ½ cup water.
  7. Lower the heat and let simmer for about an hour.
  8. Give it a look now and then in order to check the liquids.
  9. Don’t let it go dry.
  10. After an hour the beans should be tender but not mushy.
  11. If the liquids are too much, let the casserole with no lid for 5 minutes on the heat in order to reduce them.
  12. This dish can be served at any time, if it has cooled it’s even better.
  13. Traditionally it is served with feta cheese and bread.
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