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


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  • 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

How to Make Mom's Greek String Beans


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

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About Mom's Greek String Beans

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

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