How to make it

  • On medium heat, cover the bottom of the pot with olive oil( twice around as Rachael Ray would say )
  • when oil is warm add onion and saute for a 5 minutes
  • add the garlic and saute for 2 more minutes
  • add the tomato paste and stir until you can smell it
  • add the beans a few at a time and mix with a wooden spoon to coat
  • do this until all the beans are in the pot and nicely coated
  • add the chicken broth and mix so all the beans are coated.
  • Turn the burner down to simmer, cover the pot with the lid inverted so steam can escape.
  • Let simmer for about 1 hour or so then test for tenderness.If not tender leave them for another 1/2 hour or so.
  • Give them a stir once in a while to make sure they are not sticking to the pot. Add more broth if needed.
  • This is my moms recipe.
  • I usually don't measure when i cook, but a friend of mine asked how i made them so i told her. She made them and was wise enough to measure her ingredients and gracious enough to let me know, and i thank her very much.
  • So with her help i was able to share this on here.
  • Hope you enjoy the beans done this way(Italian Style) as much as we do.
  • The photo of Italian Broad Beans, they are what I use when I can find them.
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    " It was excellent "
    NadineM ate it and said...
    March 16/16 Oh this recipe is fantastic. I cut the recipe in half as only 3 of us would eat green beans. Great flavour and the beans while tender were not over cooked. Will be making again. Thank you Manella for sharing this recipe.

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    " It was excellent "
    gaspesiangal ate it and said...
    What a great way to dress up green beans. Hubs particularly loved these as his mother used to make something very similar, many years ago. I changed nothing and I can't think of a single thing that would improve the dish. Thanks for sharing your authentic Italian recipe.
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