Grandma’s Beans In Tomato Sauce
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Grandma’s bean vegetables recipe can be found in this post.
The green beans are a popular vegetable and a common ingredient in the vegetable garden.
My grandmother often combined beans with tomatoes, both of which were readily available at harvest time.
Here’s a simple step-by-step recipe for a delicious side dish made with beans.
Even today we still like to enjoy tomato and beans for dinner as a vegan version in summer.
By the way, the vegetables taste fantastic both warm and cold!
Have fun and good luck!
Table of Contents
1. Recipe Grandma’s Beans In Tomato Sauce
Here we go straight away 🙂 You can send me your cooking questions via the comment function at the bottom of the page.
The simple instructions accompany you to the surefire result.
Watch the cooking video to get in the mood.
I have added more bean information and cooking tips after the recipe.
Cooked, photographed and written down by chef Thomas Sixt.
Easy instructions for preparing green beans grandma style.
|2||Piece||glove of garlic|
|black ground pepper|
|brown cane sugar|
|tomato puree (Optional)|
Wash the tomatoes, dry them and place them ready on a stable cutting board.
Halve the tomatoes and cut out the stalks.
Cut the tomatoes into small pieces.
Place the tomatoes in a saucepan or pan.
Add garlic slices to tomatoes.
Season with salt, pepper and some sugar.
Sauté tomatoes in oil.
Crush the tomatoes, I used a potato masher.
You can now reduce the tomato sauce a little or optionally add tomato paste.
Wash and prepare the beans.
Place a pot of water on the stove, bring to the boil and season with plenty of salt.
Remove the tips and ends from the beans.
Cut the beans into pieces.
I cut beans 2.5-3 cm long.
Place the beans in the boiling salted water and cook until al dente.
Drain the beans. I actually found the grandma sieve and used it.
Shake the cooked beans well and drain, then add to the tomatoes.
Mix the beans with the tomato sauce.
Reheat the beans shortly before serving.
Season to taste with salt, pepper, a little sugar, cayenne pepper and herbs of your choice (see heading: Add grandma’s beans).
Arrange the beans and serve.
2. Nutrition Facts And Calories
The calories and precisely calculated nutritional values are listed in the table.
3. Tips For Preparing Beans In Tomato Sauce
Some cooking tips will surely help you…
Prepare green beans:
We usually clean the beans before cooking.
We cut off the bean ends or bean tips very tightly.
Now you could prepare the beans whole or cut them.
A long time ago I saw beans with the tips in a Jamie Oliver cookbook.
That looks nice, but it doesn’t meet our requirements 🙂
Cook Green Beans:
So that the beans are green and not gray on the plate, boil them in salt water.
How long should I cook the beans is a common question.
However, I cannot answer this for you exactly.
The cooking time of the beans depends on the type of beans .
Ripe, full-grown beans, also known as snap beans, need to cook longer, a good guideline is 8-12-14 minutes .
Young fine beans, the so-called princess beans , are harvested young and have no or very small seeds.
These are very fine bean pods that taste incomparably delicious.
You cook the green beans for a shorter time, try the beans after 5 minutes of cooking time and get closer to the desired bean bite.
If you don’t want the beans to go straight onto the plate, blanching has proven its worth.
After boiling, the cooking process in ice water is quickly interrupted.
Pleasant side effect: your beans stay green.
Rinse beans in ice water after cooking, we cooks call this blanching.This is how beans stay really wonderfully “green” tip from chef Thomas Sixt
4. Supplements For Grandmother’s Beans In Tomato Sauce
Variants and additions make your kitchen life easier…
Herbs for grandma’s beans:
The tomato beans harmonize particularly well with some herbs.
If you want it to be quick, use some dried marjoram, thyme or oregano.
Another insider tip:
Less is more, too many dried herbs can create a soapy taste.
Very fresh herbs are also fine, pluck off the herbs and add a little to the vegetables.
Heat the vegetables with the herbs again and let the herbs work.
Side dishes for grandma’s beans:
To be honest, I really like eating these beans without any side dishes.
I like the taste and the veg is a light dinner.
Nevertheless, we want to think a little further 🙂
Fried potatoes are the first choice, but small, fried or boiled potatoes can also be used as a supplement.
Baked potatoes are even easier to make.
Do french fries go with this? I haven’t tried it yet, please let me know…
You could combine it with pasta like penne or spaghetti, but then I prefer a Mediterranean pasta salad .
5. Matching Dishes to Grandma’s Beans In Tomato Sauce
The fine beans go well with the following dishes:
6. More Vegetable Side Ideas
Other typical bean dishes are:
Other typical vegetable dishes are:
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