Grecian Green Beans in Tomato Sauce Recipe -
Grecian Green Beans in Tomato Sauce Recipe
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Grecian Green Beans in Tomato Sauce

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"The tomato taste and seasonings are worth the time and effort. Try the sauce with okra, too. Enjoy!"

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Original recipe makes 8 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    45 mins

    1 hr


  1. Place the green beans in a pot, and mix in the lemon juice, onion, olive oil, tomatoes, tomato sauce, parsley, water, salt and pepper, and bay leaf. Cook 45 minutes over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until sauce is thickened. Remove bay leaf before serving.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Mar 27, 2008

Soooo Yum!!! And healthy the way I made em', I cut waaaaay back on the oil, its not necessary! Used cooking spray to saute onions) Added some minced garlic, used chicken broth instead of water, & they came out GREAT! :)

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jan 12, 2007

it was really easy to make but i usually like my green beans on the crunchy side so simmering for 45 minutes was way too long for my taste. however, the sauce was really nice and i added some crushed red pepper flakes to give it a kick. not sure if the sauce would have been as mellow and sweet if i didn't simmer for 45 minutes. maybe next time i will simmer the sauce first and add the green beans in the last 15 minutes or so. the sauce never thickened.

Jun 17, 2009

This is a great recipe! I added a clove of garlic and a little cayenne pepper and used fresh parsley from the garden. This went great with our grilled chicken.

Nov 28, 2009

Do not use 3/4 c. olive oil. This is way too much. I used 1/4 c. and it did not take away from the taste, and I probably could have used less. I also added 2 cloves of garlic and used the full can of tomato sauce rather than 8 oz. listed in the recipe. With these changes, the recipe was great!

Sep 08, 2009

After reading reviews, this is what I did. Omitted the cup of water, sauce thickened nicely. Sauted 1 small sliced onion and 1 cup of sliced mushrooms in 1/4 cup of oil and added to the simmering sauce with 2 teasp. of minced garlic. Let simmer 1/2 hr., then added 3/4 lb. of fresh green beans and simmered about another 20 min. We like our veggies with a bit of crunch to them. Delicious.

Jan 11, 2007

Add some chopped garlic to taste.....I didn't use quite as much lemon juice, but it still came out quite good.

Mar 31, 2006

Very nice...I added a pinch of sugar to the sauce and extra lemon juice after it was done. Served with rice, it hit the spot.

Mar 03, 2009

I have been searching for this recipe for quite some time! I once tried a similar dish at a Greek Fair and I was forever hooked. The beans are so flavorful and they practically melt in your mouth. Yum!


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  • Calories
  • 242 kcal
  • 12%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 13.9 g
  • 4%
  • Cholesterol
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Fat
  • 20.5 g
  • 31%
  • Fiber
  • 5.1 g
  • 20%
  • Protein
  • 3.2 g
  • 6%
  • Sodium
  • 245 mg
  • 10%

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

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