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Green Beans in Tomato Sauce

Yield 4 servings

Ingredients

  • 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

How to Make It

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

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

  3. 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.

  4. * 1 pound frozen whole green beans may be substituted for fresh green beans. Cook according to package directions; drain well.