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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 3
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 140.8
  • Total Fat: 9.4 g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0 mg
  • Sodium: 14.5 mg
  • Total Carbs: 13.9 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 5.7 g
  • Protein: 3.3 g

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Syrian Style Greens Beans with Tomatoes

Submitted by: BETINA1

Introduction

Tired of the same ol' green beans? Then, try this recipe! Tired of the same ol' green beans? Then, try this recipe!
Number of Servings: 3

Ingredients

    4 cups fresh green beans, cut
    4 cups tomatoes, chopped
    2 cloves garlic, crushed
    2 tbsp olive oil

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Directions

Cut the green beans and let them soak for 30 minutes.
Place the oil in a bottom heavy pan. When heated, add the green beans.
Saute' the green beans for about 30 minutes on high.
Stir occasionally.
Add the tomatoes and saute' for another 30 minutes.
Stir occasionally.
Add the garlic.
Saute' for another 5 minutes.
Serve either hot or cold with Arabic bread.


Number of Servings: 3

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user BETINA1.






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  • 27 of 28 people found this review helpful
    To those wondering about the time, I found other recipes for Syrian Green Beans and they also had long cooking times. One said "Syrians like it cooked until the green beans are turning brownish in color. The idea is not to saute them, but to let them steam in the moisture released by ..." - 11/30/08

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  • Incredible!
    15 of 16 people found this review helpful
    This was great! I used whole frozen green beans and canned diced tomatoes with garlic and basil. Delicious!
    Definitely a keeper. - 11/6/08

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  • Very Good
    11 of 11 people found this review helpful
    This recipe sounds delicious; but, I sauted the garlic first in the olive oil to enhance the flavor. Then I added the green beens and followed the rest of the recipe. - 11/28/08

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  • 9 of 10 people found this review helpful
    My grandmother made this often, when we were children...she served it over long grain rice with orzo...it tastes just as good when served over brown rice - 2/3/09

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  • Incredible!
    8 of 8 people found this review helpful
    These are awesome. Make sure to cook the veggies the length of time advised so the flavors will blend nicely. We didn't have any arabic bread on hand but we did have some french. Very good! - 9/14/08

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  • 7 of 8 people found this review helpful
    In a hurry....take 1 can of green beans, drained....
    1 can of mushroom pieces, drained....
    1 can of diced tomatoes, juice and all.... put in pan and cook till hot or microwave 4 mins....can add some thin sliced onion. Talk about a yummy way to have vegies.
    - 8/17/10

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  • 5 of 7 people found this review helpful
    I make a Greek version. Add onions and oregano, sometimes a little mint. I don't cook it nearly this long, but I usually use frozen green beans and canned tomatoes. I guess it might take longer with fresh. - 6/14/09

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  • Very Good
    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
    I used fresh green beans and tomatoes from the garden and this was very good, although I felt a tad overcooked. I think next time I will reduce the cooking time by 10-15 minutes. I added some oregano and thyme then mixed with orzo and fat free feta for a Greek inspired meal. Yum! - 8/17/10

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  • 4 of 8 people found this review helpful
    ADD SOME NUTS TO THE GREEN BEANS - 6/15/09

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  • Incredible!
    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
    I love a saute in a similar way many greens with garlic and onions instead of tomatoes.The difference is I cook the green beans and then sauté them is easier. - 6/14/09

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  • Very Good
    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    I have been making this for years but always used canned green beans and tomatoes. I saute the garlic a couple of minutes and add the beans and tomatoes and simmer about 10 minutes. Fast and delicious. - 8/16/10

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 4 people found this review helpful
    This is also a classic Italian way to serve green beans... it's my son's favorite! - 12/1/08

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    The arabic bread's name is "Pita" bread. I eat these beans with Quinoa instead of rice; plus, Quinoa is more nutritious than Pita which is only white flour, salt and water. You might want zest up your beans with a bit of lemon. Really yummy. - 8/15/11

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  • Very Good
    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I really enjoyed this and it was a lovely change from the regular green beans! - 6/14/09

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  • 1 of 4 people found this review helpful
    This is a keeper!!!! - 5/9/09

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  • Good
    1 of 5 people found this review helpful
    Hum....30 minutes for each round does seem a bit long. But other then that fantatstic. - 11/28/08

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  • 1 of 3 people found this review helpful
    Recipe looks/sounds good - BUT 30 minutes on high heat sounds like a long time - is this correct or a typo? Please get back to me - as I'd like to try it - most likely w/ half the olive oil - good or not it's a fat. - 11/28/08

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  • 1 of 10 people found this review helpful
    saute for 30 minutes, how about 30 seconds - 11/28/08

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  • Good
    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    From the instructions it takes 1hr to cook. and my green beans were starting to look crispy?? Not sure if that is the way it was suppose to be? Was i suppose to add and spices/sesonings? - 11/19/08

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  • This recipe is great exactly as written - high heat, occasional stirring and cook for a full hour. So good. - 9/19/14

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  • I use different ingredients to prepare this same receipe ...baby whole okra, zucchini, peas, etc. If you like meat, you can saute some chile cut style meat before adding the other ingredients. Enjoy over rice, or with wheat pita bread, etc. - 7/22/12

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  • My mother-in-law made these and always added allspice. I use that and some cumin, too... - 7/11/12

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  • I've done green beans with tomato and garlic many times, but I never would have thought to give such long cooking. I'll bear this in mind for sometime when I need a veg that's completely different from what we usually have.
    Thanks also to SKLowrie21 for her comment on the cooking times. - 9/21/11

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  • Very easy to do. I soaked the beans, then sauted with the oil and jarred garlic. I used canned tomatoes. The Greek Version, Fasoulakia, calls for Cumin. So I added that to mine.
    I used yours, Betina1, because I couldn't find my Greek cookbook. - 3/16/11

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  • Fantastic. I used 2.5 cups of Tomatos and there were plenty. Next time I make it I wouldn't cook the tomatoes as long as recommended in this recipe, they got a little mushy. - 3/3/11

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