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Seasoned Green Beans

Photo: Oxmoor House
Yield 4 servings (serving size: about 2/3 cup)


  • 1 pound fresh green beans
  • 1 3/4 cups coarsely chopped seeded peeled tomato (about 2 tomatoes)
  • 1/3 cup less-sodium beef broth
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 2 ounces reduced-fat, low-salt ham, diced
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper

Nutrition Information

  • calories 74
  • caloriesfromfat 0.0 %
  • fat 1.1 g
  • satfat 0.3 g
  • monofat 0.0 g
  • polyfat 0.0 g
  • protein 5.4 g
  • carbohydrate 12.8 g
  • fiber 3.4 g
  • cholesterol 7 mg
  • iron 0.0 mg
  • sodium 126 mg
  • calcium 0.0 mg

How to Make It

  1. Trim stem end from beans. Arrange beans in a steamer basket over boiling water; cover and steam 10 minutes.

  2. Combine tomato and next 3 ingredients in a large saucepan. Cook, uncovered, over medium heat 3 minutes, stirring often. Stir in beans, parsley, thyme, and pepper. Cover and cook over low heat 10 minutes or until beans are tender.

  3. Tip: When you season fresh beans with lean ham instead of ham hock, you get all of the flavor but none of the fat.

Cook's Notes

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