For some reason I was thinking this would be more like a country vegetable, but it reminded me a little of Italian style green beans. It was similar in taste to the Italian style green beans in a can. I didn't have the oregano and basil canned diced tomatoes, so I just added a pinch of both seasonings to regular canned diced tomatoes. However, what surprised me about the recipe is, after the green beans are added, they have to simmer for well over an hour! The recipe does not indicate how long it typically takes for fresh green beans to soften. I was not aware of that. That is also on top of the 30-45 minutes to simmer the sauce first. That is a lot of time for a side dish that serves 4. I think it would have been better to just use frozen defrosted green beans. I don't think that would have affected the taste, but it maybe would have cut the cooking time in half.
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For some reason I was thinking this would be more like a country vegetable, but it reminded me...