Green Beans in Tomato Sauce

Recipe from

Southern Living


1 pound fresh green beans, trimmed*
1 small sweet onion, chopped
1 large garlic clove, minced
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 (8-ounce) can tomato sauce
1 tablespoon sugar
1/2 to 3/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley


Cook green beans in boiling water to cover 5 to 10 minutes or to desired degree of doneness; drain and set aside.

Sauté onion and garlic in hot oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat 5 minutes or until onion is tender.

Add tomato sauce and sugar; cook, stirring often, 5 minutes. Add green beans, salt, pepper, and vinegar; cook 5 minutes. Sprinkle with parsley, and serve immediately.

* 1 pound frozen whole green beans may be substituted for fresh green beans. Cook according to package directions; drain well.