Lemon & Tomato Green Beans
 
Ingredients
  • 1 lb. fresh green beans
  • ½ cup butter
  • ½ cup chopped onion
  • 2 small garlic cloves, chopped
  • 2 T. brown sugar
  • 2 T. fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. dried oregano*
  • ¼ tsp. pepper
  • 2 medium ripe tomatos
Instructions
  1. Wash green beans. Trim ends & cut into 1 inch pieces. Cook green beans on medium heat with a small amount of water (about half way covering the beens) until crisp & tender (about 18 min). Make sure to stir and watch them, so they don't burn. Drain and set aside (keep warm).
  2. In a skillet, melt the butter. Add the chopped onion & garlic. Cook on medium-low for about 3 min. Then stir in brown sugar, lemon juice, salt, oregano & pepper. Add tomatoes & green beans and heat through.
  3. Serve immediately.
Notes
*I used an italian seasoning mix (that had oregano in it) and I really liked it. So feel free to use just oregano or any italian seasoning you like.
UPDATE: I made these again at Christmas and did a slight variation and wanted to share it! I used 2 pounds of green beens. Instead of tomatoes, I used tasted sliced almonds. I didn't double any other ingredients but the green beans and they were wonderful! I have used dark brown sugar and really liked the flavor it added. But light brown sugar will work too. Enjoy!
Recipe by Baked in AZ at http://bakedinaz.com/lemon-tomato-green-beans/