*  Exported from  MasterCook II  *
 
                 Green Beans With Onion, Garlic, And Tomato
 
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 Serving Size  : 1    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Main Dish                        Side Dishes
                 Vegetables                       Vegetarian
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
    1 1/2  Pounds        Green Beans -- (fresh)
    2      Medium        Onions -- sliced thinly
    4      Cloves        Garlic -- minced
    1      Pound         Italian Plum Tomatoes -- (red-ripe)
    2      Teaspoons     Olive Oil
    1 1/2  Teaspoons     Salt
      1/2  Cup           Water
      1/2  Tablespoon    Fresh Oregano -- (optional) -or-
      1/4  Teaspoon      Dried Oregano
                         Fresh Ground Black Pepper
 
 Cut the stems (but not the tails) off the beans, and cut them into 1
 inch pieces. If you want to peel the tomatoes (I don't), drop them
 into boiling water for 15 seconds, remove to a bowl of ice water, then
 peel. Chop the tomatoes into 1/2 inch pieces. (You can use one large
 can of diced plum tomatoes, in a pinch, or if you're feeling lazy.)
 
 Heat the oil in a non-stick pan, and stir-fry the garlic for 30
 seconds, or so. Fling in the onions, and stir-fry over medium heat for
 2-3 minutes, being sure not to burn the garlic or color the onions.
 Dump in the tomatoes, beans, salt, pepper, oregano (if desired) and
 water, and bring to a boil. Cover, lower heat, and simmer for 10-15
 minutes (depending on how done you like the beans), then uncover,
 boost the heat, and reduce the liquid until it’s thick. Correct
 seasonings.
 
 Adapted by Ron Lunde, from:
  Madhur Jeffrey’s “World Of The East” Vegetarian Cooking
 
 My main modifications to this recipe were to increase the garlic just
 a bit, and cut back on the oil a lot. I love oregano, but if you
 don't, leave it outablespoon Served over rice, this makes a healthy and
 satisfying meal.
 
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 Serving Ideas : Serve over rice for a complete meal.