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.