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This recipe is from  Les Kincaid's excellent food, wine and golf site.  It's a healthy and delicious combination, easy and fast.   Visit his website and see the other yummy goodies.

Green Beans with Tomatoes & Herbs

1 tablespoon olive or canola oil
2 cloves garlic finely chopped
1 small onion finely chopped
1 can (14 ounces) crushed tomatoes
1/4 teaspoon dried basil

1/8 teaspoon black pepper
1 pound green beans

Rinse green beans under cold water, then snap off and discard the stem ends as well as the tail ends, if you like.  Small green beans can be cooked whole, and large ones can be cut into halves or small pieces.  Shell lima beans by cutting off the end of the pod and opening to remove the beans. Rinse the beans after shelling.  In a large nonstick skillet, heat the oil over moderate heat.  Add the garlic and onion and cook, stirring, about 5 minutes, until softened and golden.  Stir in the tomatoes with basil and black pepper and cook, stirring frequently, about 2 minutes longer.  Stir in the green beans so that they are all coated with the tomato mixture.  Cover the skillet and cook about 6 minutes, until the beans are crisp-tender. 

Yield: 4 servings


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