No one ever believes this is a vegan dish, but all the smoky flavors comes from cooking down the tomatoes using the technique described here. It’s a great way to deliver all the flavor of meat infusion to a side dish in a healthy way.
What I Love About This Fresh Green Bean Recipe
Anyone who thinks meat is necessary to flavor vegetables will back down after trying this easy, healthy, low carb, vegan recipe. Pair it with my authentic Trinidad curry pumpkin recipe and meat lovers will understand how people are vegan.
Fresh or frozen green beans worth interchangeably without effecting the texture of the final product.
The ridiculously delicious taste will have you believe this health recipe is a cheat meal.
Ready in 30 minutes.
Easy, inexpensive ingredients
How To Make This Indian Style Fresh Green Bean Recipe Perfect Every Time
Follow My Instructions Exactly
Do not cover the green beans during the cooking process
Do not introduce tomatoes before the recommended time.
The tomatoes will cook down to almost a paste like texture so to avoid burning, I introduce them at a very specific time in the cooking process. I also don’t want you to be tempted to cover your pan or introduce water so add where the instructions provide. These steps are critical to get the smoky flavor that elevates this dish to showstopper level.
Useful Recipe Tips + Notes To Make This Recipe Even Easier
Heat your sauté pan on 7 heat (halfway between high and medium). Add one teaspoon of olive oil.
Once the oil has heated, add ½ of a large yellow onion roughly chopped, and one clove of minced garlic. Sauté for five minutes.
After five minutes has passed, add 12 ounces of fresh or fresh frozen green beans. (1 frozen bag or 1 ready made bag). No pre-thawing necessary for frozen. Let this simmer for 15 minutes. Stir occasionally. *DO NOT COVER YOUR PAN WITH A LID*
After 15minutes has passed, add one teaspoon of ground black pepper and gently stir. Make a hole in the middle of the green beans and add one more teaspoon of olive oil to the center of the pan.
Mix the olive oil into the green beans and add one medium tomato roughly chopped to your pan.
Add one teaspoon of garlic salt. Let the mixture of green beans with the onions, garlic, and tomatoes sauté for up to 10 minutes. Remember not to cover your pan/pot with a lid.
The tomatoes will cook down to almost a paste like texture. This is critical for the smoky flavor. Once your tomatoes transition to the paste like texture, give it one last stir and remove from heat.
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Salei, The Natural Foodie
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