Syrian Green Beans in Tomato Sauce is a classic middle-eastern vegetable side dish. This easy recipe is full of flavor with green beans, onions, and seasonings simmered in a delicious tomato sauce!
Syrian Green Beans in Tomato Sauce are the perfect easy side dish for nearly any meal! Serve these with chicken, fish, or steak and you have a delicious, well rounded dinner! Seriously, these green beans are so good that they may just steal the show from the main course in your meal, which is not an easy task for the humble green bean!
It makes me so happy to see that Lebanese and Middle-Eastern restaurants are becoming so popular and that people are eating there on a regular basis! While Middle-Eastern and Mediterranean cooking is the basis of my cooking style, I am embarrassed to admit that this is the first Lebanese recipe I am sharing on the blog! Although we are Lebanese, we refer to many of our recipes as Syrian, so that’s how the name came for this easy green bean recipe.
Let me tell you why you need to try this side dish recipe. Most importantly, these beans are so good. They are so flavorful and pair perfectly with nearly any dinner. They are also easy and healthy. I love that this recipe travels well and you can throw them in a slow cooker to stay warm and take to a dinner. My Mom frequently makes these for potlucks to help even out all the desserts and carbs people bring!
These green beans are the perfect starting point if you are trying to segway into cooking more ethnic foods! So delicious and so easy, I hope you love this family favorite recipe as much as we do!
Syrian Green Beans in Tomato Sauce
- 2 lbs. green beans fresh or frozen, steamed
- 1 medium sized onion sliced
- 2 cloves of garlic minced
- 2 tbsp. olive oil
- 1 28 oz. can tomato sauce
- 1 15 oz. can diced tomatoes
- 1-2 tsp. salt
- 1/2-1 tsp. pepper
- 1/2 tsp. garlic powder
In a skillet over medium heat, add the olive oil and onions. Cook onions 3-4 minutes, or until they start to become tender.
Add garlic and cook another minute.
Add green beans to the pan and stir well to combine. Add tomato sauce and diced tomatoes and seasonings.
Stir well and cover. Let cook for 30-40 minutes, or until green beans are very tender and the tomato sauce has cooked down and thickened. Stir every 10 minutes or so while cooking.
Before serving, check for seasonings and add more salt and pepper if desired.
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