Greek Style Green Beans

Greek Style Green Beans

Serves 6 – 8 People

2 Pounds Green Beans, washed and trimmed
¾ Cup Olive Oil
1 Large Yellow Onion, Grated
3 Cloves of Garlic, Grated
3 Large Tomatoes, Grated
¼  Cup Water
1 Tsp. Salt, plus more to taste
½ Tsp Black Pepper, plus more to taste
¼ Cup Fresh Dill, Chopped

Heat Olive Oil in a large pot over medium heat.  Add the onions to the glistening oil and sautee until translucent, about 3 to 4 minutes.  Working directly into the pot, grate garlic into the sautéing onions.  Stir together for about 1 minute.

Add the beans, top them with the grated tomato, water, 1 tsp salt ad ½ teaspoon black pepper.  Give them one quick stir to combine all the flavors, then cover with a tight fitting lid, turn heat down to low and stew them for about 40 minutes.

After 40 minutes uncover the pot and give the beans a good stir.  They should be really soft, this is not a crisp version of green beans.  If they are nice and soft, leave the pot uncovered, stir in the fresh dill and then turn the heat up a bit so you can reduce some of the liquid down, this will give it is more of a soup consistency rather than a watery consistency.

After it has reduced down taste it.  At this point add more salt and pepper based on your taste buds.  You can serve this dish right away, or you can serve it at room temperature several hours later, or even the next day!  It gets better and better the longer it sits, and make sure you eat it the “greek way” by dipping bread into the tomato-y olive liquid from the pot, You will be so so happy!