1 pound fresh green beans or 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) cut green beans, drained
1/2 cup water
1/2 teaspoon salt, optional
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
3/4 cup Mexican stewed tomatoes or chunky salsa
Cut beans into 2-in. pieces; place in a saucepan. Add water and salt if desired; bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer 15 minutes or until tender; drain. Add the pepper, garlic powder and tomatoes; heat through.