Sunday, November 27, 2011

Braised Green Beans with Tomatoes and Onions

Out of ideas for a side? Sick of slaving over the stove? This is a dish for you! The only difficult part of this dish is cutting the ends off of the green beans. Once this is done, all you need to do is put the ingredients in a pot and put it on the stove. Seriously, that’s it. Very easy, very healthy, and very delicious, this is a simple dish that is good all winter long and tastes like it took way more work than it did. Feel free to embellish the amount of effort so your friends are even more impressed with you.

2 lbs green beans, ends cut off
1 can diced San Marzano tomatoes (I used to use normal canned tomatoes, and think, “what’s the difference?” San Marzano is the difference – worth the extra $1.50)
1 medium yellow onion, chopped
4 sprigs of thyme
2 tablespoons olive oil
Salt and pepper

To Cook:
1.     Put all ingredients in a heavy bottom pot or dutch oven
2.     Turn the stovetop on medium heat and cook covered for one hour
3.     Serve and laugh at how easy that way

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