Recipe: Greek-Style Braised Green Beans
- 1 pound
fresh or frozen green beans
large onion, finely chopped
cloves of garlic, thinly sliced
- 1/2 to 1 teaspoon
red pepper flakes, or to taste
large Roma tomatoes, roughly chopped
- 1 tablespoon
- 1 cup
dry white wine
- 1/2 teaspoon
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
lemon, cut into wedges, to serve
If the green beans are frozen, thaw at room temperature for about half an hour while prepping the rest of the ingredients. If fresh, wash them and snap off the ends, and snap each bean in half.
Heat the olive oil in a Dutch oven or heavy lidded pot over medium heat. Sauté the onion and garlic gently over medium heat for about 10 minutes, or until they are soft. Add the red pepper and tomatoes and sauté for another 5 minutes, until the tomato begins to break down.
Stir in the green beans, toss them to coat with the onion and oil. Pour in the wine and bring to a simmer over medium-high heat. Cover and cook for 45 to 60 minutes, or until the beans are tender to your liking.
Stir in the cinnamon, and season to taste with salt and pepper. Serve with lemon wedges on the side.
Updated from post originally published 2/6/07.