Mom's Greek String Beans

Patrice Manning


My favorite green beans! My Greek mother and grandmother made these with roast lamb since I can remember. It's surprising how just four ingredients can taste so Greek!

added my picture where I used a pound of frozen French sliced green beans and diced tomatoes.

★★★★★ 4 votes
10 Min
25 Min


1 large
onion, chopped
1 can(s)
tomato sauce or diced tomatoes
cinnamon, just a sprinkle
1 lb
string beans or frozen green beans, your choice
olive oil or vegetable oil


1Clean the green beans or defrost frozen green beans.
2Heat 1/4 inch oil in a large pan, add onions.
3Cook until onions are just about to brown.
Sprinkle with a little cinnamon. (this is how I was taught)
4Add the tomato sauce or diced tomatoes, which I prefer.
Bring to a boil.
5Add the green beans and simmer for 20-25 minutes, covered.

About Mom's Greek String Beans

Course/Dish: Vegetables
Hashtags: #green, #beans, #tomatoes, #greek