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3 cups green beans or yardlong beans, snipped and snapped into 1-2 inch pieces
1 Tablespoon olive oil
3 large cloves garlic, smashed and chopped
3 large tomatoes, seeded and chopped into 1/4 inch x 1-2 inch pieces
1 splash wine vinegar
salt and freshly ground pepper to taste

Steam green beans 3 –5 minutes, until bright green, but not yet tender.
Combine beans, oil and garlic in a lidded saucepan over medium heat. Cook until garlic is fragrant.
Stir in tomatoes. Cover pot, simmer 10 minutes, stir, replace cover and simmer another 10 minutes.
Uncover, stir in vinegar and desired seasonings. Cook uncovered 3-5 minutes.
Remove from heat. Serve hot or warm.
Cover and refrigerate leftovers.

Copyright © 2011 Stefanie Samara Hamblen