Spicy Green Beans


1 pound green beans, fresh, frozen, or canned

1 teaspoon butter, unsalted

1 onion, chopped

1 teaspoon flour

1/4 teaspoon garlic powder

1 teaspoon dried ground oregano

1 (14.5-ounce) can crushed tomatoes 

  1. Wash green beans and trim, if using fresh. 
  2. Cook green beans until crisp-tender. Drain and set aside. (Skip this step if using canned beans.)
  3. Chop onion and cook in butter until tender. 
  4. Add flour, oregano, and garlic powder to onions. Blend and cook for 1 minute. 
  5. Add tomatoes and green beans to onion mixture. Cook over low heat until heated thoroughly. 
  • Serve with fish or chicken. 
Nutrition Facts: 

Serving size: 1 cup

Calories: 60

Fruits and Vegetables: 1 cup

Fat: 1 g

Fiber: 4 g

Sodium: 105 mg


This material was developed by the UMass Extension Nutrition Education Program.

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