Green Beans with Tomatoes and Cotija

Take green beans from ordinary to extraordinary in 20 minutes by topping them with tomatoes, cheese and almonds.

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  • prep time 20 min
  • total time 20 min
  • ingredients 9
  • servings 8
 

Ingredients

1
lb fresh green beans, trimmed
1
tablespoon olive oil
1
medium onion, sliced
2
cloves garlic, finely chopped
1
can (14.5 oz) diced tomatoes, undrained
1
teaspoon chopped fresh or 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano leaves
1/8
teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes, if desired
1/3
cup crumbled Cotija cheese
1/4
cup sliced almonds

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Steps

  • 1 In Dutch oven, place 2 cups water. Cover tightly; heat to boiling. Place green beans in steamer basket in Dutch oven. Reduce heat to medium-low; cook 8 to 10 minutes or until crisp-tender. Drain thoroughly.
  • 2 Meanwhile, in 10-inch skillet, heat oil over medium heat. Cook onion and garlic in oil 3 to 4 minutes, stirring frequently, until onion is crisp-tender. Stir in tomatoes, oregano and pepper flakes. Heat to boiling. Reduce heat; simmer uncovered about 5 minutes, stirring occasionally, until thickened and most of liquid is evaporated.
  • 3 Spoon drained beans onto serving platter; top with tomato mixture. Sprinkle with cheese and almonds; serve warm.
  • 1 In Dutch oven, place 2 cups water. Cover tightly; heat to boiling. Place green beans in steamer basket in Dutch oven. Reduce heat to medium-low; cook 8 to 10 minutes or until crisp-tender. Drain thoroughly.
  • 2 Meanwhile, in 10-inch skillet, heat oil over medium heat. Cook onion and garlic in oil 3 to 4 minutes, stirring frequently, until onion is crisp-tender. Stir in tomatoes, oregano and pepper flakes. Heat to boiling. Reduce heat; simmer uncovered about 5 minutes, stirring occasionally, until thickened and most of liquid is evaporated.
  • 3 Spoon drained beans onto serving platter; top with tomato mixture. Sprinkle with cheese and almonds; serve warm.

EXPERT TIPS

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Expert Tips

Save Time! Two (7.5 oz each) boxes of Green Giant® frozen green beans and almonds can be used in place of the fresh green beans and sliced almonds.

If you can't find Cotija, use queso fresco cheese instead.

Nutritional information

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Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
80
(
Calories from Fat
35),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
3 1/2g
3 1/2%
(Saturated Fat
1/2g,
1/2%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
0mg
0%;
Sodium
125mg
125%;
Total Carbohydrate
9g
9%
(Dietary Fiber
3g
3%
  Sugars
4g
4%
),
Protein
3g
3%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
15%;
Vitamin C
15%;
Calcium
6%;
Iron
6%;
Exchanges:
0 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 1 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.