Tomato-Onion Green Beans Recipe
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Tomato-Onion Green Beans Recipe

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Fresh green beans are the stars of this healthy side. Serve with grilled chicken, pork tenderloin or seafood for a delicious end to a busy day. —David Feder, Buffalo Grove, Illinois
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 6 servings


  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 large onion, finely chopped
  • 1 pound fresh green beans, trimmed
  • 3 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh parsley

Nutritional Facts

2/3 cup: 81 calories, 5g fat (1g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 208mg sodium, 9g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 3g fiber), 2g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 vegetable, 1 fat.


  1. In a large skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat. Add onion; cook until tender and lightly browned, stirring occasionally.
  2. Meanwhile, place green beans in a large saucepan; add water to cover. Bring to a boil. Cook, covered, 5-7 minutes or until crisp-tender. Drain; add to onion. Stir in tomato paste and salt; heat through. Sprinkle with parsley. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Tomato-Onion Green Beans in Simple & Delicious August/September 2014

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Ladycooktoo User ID: 8063377 255144
Reviewed Oct. 8, 2016

"This is the recipe I grew up with! Being Italian this was the only way my mother cooked green beans. Its still the only one I use with green beans. I have had sooo many complements from guests."

justmbeth User ID: 1196484 198757
Reviewed Sep. 28, 2014

"Very good, interesting flavor. A nice change from other recipes. Made as specified."

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