Braised Green Beans w/Tomatoes & Onions

Thursday, November 7, 2013

Confession time -- I use (and like) frozen veggies. Now my first choice is usually fresh - especially if fresh means right out of our backyard garden BUT when that isn't a possibility, I reach for frozen.
Some of my favorite low carb frozen choices -- spinach, cauliflower, broccoli, Brussels sprouts and green beans.

This dish is super simple and makes a weeknight meal shine BUT is also worthy of a holiday meal appearance!!

Braised Green Beans w/Tomatoes & Onions

1 pound frozen cut green beans
14.5 ounce can of  diced tomatoes, drained
1 large onion, sliced thin
3 cloves of garlic, minced
2 tablespoons of butter
1 cup chicken broth
salt and freshly ground pepper

Melt the butter in a large skillet over medium heat and saute the onions. Add the minced garlic, green beans, tomatoes, and enough broth to cover everything. Increase the heat to high until the broth comes to a boil. Then, cover the skillet with a lid and reduce the heat to low to produce a constant simmer. Let the beans simmer for 5-10 minutes (or as long as it takes) to get tender. Remove lid and simmer to reduce liquid for 5 minutes. Check for seasoning and serve. Serves 6. Each serving 55 calories, 10.09g carbs, 3.30g fiber = 6.79g net carbs.