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Thursday, September 3, 2020

Braised Green Beans with Tomato Garlic and Thyme

When it comes to dinner, you can never go wrong with a vegetable dish. Or even two. Braised Green Beans with Tomatoes Garlic and Thyme will become a new family favorite! Plus this dish practically cooks itself, always a plus in a busy kitchen...

As summer comes to a close and the long days begin disappearing, make sure to enjoy as many meals with family as is possible. And trust me here, it is not the food that makes these gatherings so memorable (although good food is never the wrong dish!) it is those around the table, that make the meal special. That was true at the beginning of time and is still true today.

We were given a picking of green beans from the daughter and son-in-law's garden, those beans will be on our table tonight. Braised with tomatoes, garlic, and thyme. The only thing that would make them taste better, would be if we were sharing with family.

Food from your garden, cook with what you have!
Tomatoes combine with green beans from the garden make a delicious braised vegetable dish.

This is more a process than a recipe, feel free to add any other herbs you might wish to include. Below are the process and measurements I used. We were fortunate to have home-canned tomatoes, making this even more enjoyable.

Ingredients needed for this recipe:

  • green beans
  • canned tomatoes
  • garlic
  • thyme
  • bay leaf
  • wine, water, or bone stock
  • brown sugar, if desired, you can make your own!
  • Salt & Pepper

You will also need the following:

  • large flat pan with lid
  • measuring spoons
  • liquid measuring cup
  • silicon spatula or large spoon

Now we are ready to begin!

Home grown produce cooked up delicious for your family, cook with what you have.
Braised Green Beans with Tomatoes Garlic and Thyme

Braised Green Beans with Tomatoes Garlic and Thyme

by the seat of my pants

2 pounds green beans, washed with the stem ends removed
2 pints canned tomatoes or 2 15-oz cans of diced tomatoes
1 head garlic, peeled, with the cloves, left intact
1/2 t salt
fresh ground pepper
1 bay leaf
1 t thyme leaves, crumbled in the palm of your hand
1-2 t brown sugar (don't leave this out, the beans will not be sweet)
1/2 c white wine, water, or bone stock (you will only need this if your tomatoes seem dry)

2 T butter

Delicious green beans, tomatoes and herbs, braised up in a tender vegetable side dish.

Place beans in a flat pan suitable for braising. Scatter the garlic over the beans.

How to make Braised Green Beans with Tomato Garlic and Thyme.

Season with salt, pepper, thyme, and brown sugar. Cover with the tomatoes, pour the wine around the edge of the pan.

Braised Green Beans with Tomato Garlic and Thyme

Stir gently to combine ingredients.

Easy and delicious, Braised Green Beans Tomato Garlic and Thyme

Bring to a boil, reduce heat to simmer, and let braise for 1 1/2 hours.

To serve, remove beans to a serving platter. Add the butter to the pan liquid, bring to a boil and reduce to a sauce, check the flavor, and adjust salt if needed, pour over beans before serving.



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  1. hubby has been making a version of this for years. he uses beans and tomatoes, with lots of garlic and a bit of paprika. he calls it Greek beans tho i've seen other names for it. i think a lot of countries lay claim to it. very delish!

    1. I love greens beans braised slowly, with or without ham. This dish comes together deliciously! Thanks for stopping by, I appreciate it.

  2. Thanks for sharing with us at Farm Fresh Tuesdays Blog Hop! Your fabulous green beans are one of my features at this week's hop! Be sure to stop by to see your feature and to say hi!
    Take care,
    Melissa | Little Frugal Homestead

  3. We have been featuring your delicious recipe on Full Plate Thursday,502 this week! Thanks so much for sharing your awesome talent with us and you come back real soon!
    Miz Helen

  4. Sounds tasty! Thanks so much for linking up with me at my #UnlimitedMonthlyLinkParty 18, open until November 26. Shared.

  5. Visiting again to say thanks so much for linking up with me at A Themed Linkup 44 for Vegan Recipes. Shared again on social media.

    1. You are welcome! Thanks for hosting, I appreciate sharing with Grammy's Grid!


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