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Green Bean Stew Recipe

Green Bean Stew

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"This is one of my mother's tasty recipes."

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  1. Heat oil in a small frying pan over medium heat. Stir in tomato paste, and heat through. Set aside.
  2. Place green beans and water in a medium saucepan. Arrange onions and green pepper in layers over beans. Sprinkle turmeric, and salt and pepper over vegetables, and pour tomato paste over everything. Cover. Cook over medium heat until vegetables are tender and all water has evaporated.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jan 24, 2003

Have made this several times and really enjoy it. Good with fresh or canned green beans. I skip the initial heating of oil and tomato paste step - I found it unnecessary - I simply whisk the oil and tomato paste together in a small bowl and add to the beans and stir - it blends better that way. My husband is managing his diabetes with diet, herbs and exercise - green beans are one of the nonstarchy vegetables he can eat, consequently, this was a welcome addition to our diabetic recipe collection.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Apr 09, 2004

We found this recipe acceptable but next time I will use butter or crisp bacon in place of the oil which did not provide the necessary flavor punch.


13 Ratings

Jan 24, 2003

This sounded odd when I was preparing it, howver, it was very flavorful and the only fat is in the vegetable oil.

Nov 05, 2004

very very goood!

Jan 24, 2003

This recipe has potential, but I had problems with the tomatoe paste/oil bit. Couldn't get them to mix, so it just sat on top of the veggies. Hmmm?

Feb 24, 2008

I cut the oil in half. This was so tastie!!!! My husband even liked it and he hates onion. He is quite picky actually and he loved it and asked for seconds. I will definately make this recipe many more times.

Sep 11, 2007

This was less like a stew and more like green beans with some heated tomatoe paste. I added some sauce and noodles and let it sit for a while but it still tasted rather bland. Maybe some fresh basil would do the trick but I wouldn;t make it again

Jan 27, 2010

This was just okay. It was more of a side dish and a little bland for my family. The good thing about it is that it took little to prep.


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  • Calories
  • 137 kcal
  • 7%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 10.6 g
  • 3%
  • Cholesterol
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Fat
  • 10.5 g
  • 16%
  • Fiber
  • 3.5 g
  • 14%
  • Protein
  • 2.1 g
  • 4%
  • Sodium
  • 361 mg
  • 14%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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