May 18, 2009

Eric's Green Beans

Green beans. Not usually anything to get excited about. But this is one of the best green bean recipes I've ever tasted. This recipe is courtesy of my good friend Eric.

1 pound green beans, washed and trimmed
1 yellow bell pepper, peeled, de-seeded, and cut into thin 1-inch strips
3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
1 medium onion, peeled and sliced thinly
2/3 cup canned whole tomatoes with juice (chopped)
1/3 cup water
1/2 tablespoon salt
1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes, or to taste

Saute the onion in the olive oil until translucent. Add tomatoes and pepper strips. Simmer for about 20 minutes. Add green beans and mix until coated. Then pour in 1/3 cup water and add salt and red pepper flakes. Cover and simmer for about 20 to 30 minutes. Add additional salt to taste.

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