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Tomato-braised green beans recipe

Tomato-braised green beans recipe

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Transform green beans into a delicious Easter lunch side dish. With a garlic and tomato sauce, these beans are bound to be a hit with your guests. See method

  • Serves Serves 8 as a side
  • 5 mins to prepare and 40 mins to cook
  • 105 calories / serving
  • Healthy
  • Vegan
  • Vegetarian
  • Gluten-free
  • Dairy-free


  • 2 tbsp olive oil​
  • 1 large onion, finely chopped
  • 8 garlic cloves, bashed and halved
  • ½ tsp ground cinnamon (optional)
  • 2 x 400g tins finely chopped tomatoes
  • 4 x 220g packs Redmere Farms green beans, trimmed
If you don't have chopped tomatoes, chop up a tin of plum tomatoes instead

Each serving contains

  • Energy

  • Fat

    4g 6%
  • Saturates

    1g 3%
  • Sugars

    8g 9%
  • Salt

    0.1g 1%

of the reference intake
Carbohydrate 9.9g Protein 4g Fibre 5.3g


1. Heat the oil in a large, wide frying pan over a medium-high heat. Fry the onion and garlic for 4-5 mins until softening. Toss through the green beans and cook for 3-4 mins more until bright green and starting to blister in places.

2. Add the cinnamon (if using) and tinned tomatoes. Bring to a brisk bubble and braise over a medium heat for 30-40 mins, stirring occasionally, or until the beans are very tender and the sauce has reduced to just coat them.

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