These Greek Green Beans are made with only a few ingredients but they taste amazing!
These beans are a welcome side dish to whatever you serve!
What Are Greek Green Beans?
I don’t think there has been a big family meal or an event where my mom’s green beans weren’t present. These are truly a family favorite! We never tire of these beans and the best thing about this recipe is it is so, so easy!
I used convenient canned green beans for this recipe because I know they are always picked at the peak of freshness. Sometimes using canned ingredients just helps you get dinner on the table quicker!
Tomatoes, tomato sauce, garlic, and oregano are what give these beans their Greek flavor. If you search for Greek green beans on the web, you will find some made with tomato sauce only, some with fresh tomatoes, some with canned…and they all work!
The key, in my opinion, is to work with you have at home and work with what you like.
How To Make Greek Green Beans
To make these beans, heat olive oil in a skillet and add a generous amount of onions, cooking them just until soft. Garlic will cook with the onions for just a bit before you add 2 cans of green beans.
I added Diced tomatoes and about a 1/4 cup of tomato sauce. The beans are seasoned with salt, pepper, and oregano. That is it. That is all you need for this recipe! So easy and so quick!
You could vary this recipe by using only tomato sauce. Some people add bacon to their beans. While not authentic, the bacon would add a nice salty element to this recipe. But that salt and tang could also be achieved by sprinkling these beans with crumbled feta cheese.
These green beans will complement any meal. Serve them with your turkey for Thanksgiving, your Christmas ham, or this Easy Lamb Roast, Balsamic Chicken, Mediterranean Baed Chicken or Greek Chicken Souvlaki recipe!
- 2 teaspoons olive oil
- 1/3 cup diced onions
- 3 cloves garlic, minced
- 2 14.5 oz cans Del Monte® Blue Lake® Fresh Cut Green Beans, drained
- 1 14.5 oz Del Monte® Diced Tomatoes, drained
- 1/4 cup Del Monte® Tomato Sauce
- 1 teaspoon dried oregano
- salt and pepper to taste
- Heat oil in medium skillet over medium heat. Add the onions and cook until soft. Add the garlic to the skillet and cook an additional minute. Add the beans to the skillet, stir in the diced tomatoes, and sauce.
- Season with oregano and simmer the beans for 10 minutes. Season with salt and pepper.