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mediterranean braised green beans
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Braised Green Beans with Tomatoes and Sausage

Braised green beans in olive oil, garlic and tomato sauce with fennel seasoned sausage crumbles for a complete and satisfying meal!
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time40 minutes
Total Time50 minutes
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: Lebanese
Keyword: green beans, mediterranean recipes, side vegetables
Servings: 6 servings
Author: Silvia


  • 1 lb green beans, trimmed
  • 4 sausages crumbled, casing removed
  • 2 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 cups 16oz tomato sauce
  • 1 teaspoon fennel seeds
  • ½ teaspoon smoked paprika
  • salt and pepper, to taste


  • Wash and trim green beans, set aside
  • In a large oven safe skillet heat oil. Add onion and garlic, sauté until fragrant (2 mins)
  • Add in sausage crumbled, season with salt, pepper, fennel seeds and paprika. Sauté for about 5-6 mins or until fully cooked and browned.
  • Toss in green beans. Add tomato sauce and give it a quick stir. Make sure the green beans are mostly submerged in sauce.
  • Cover and transfer to a pre-heated oven at 350F degreens and braise for 30 minutes.
  • When done feel free to add a generous dizzle of olive oil and serve.


*To make this recipe vegetarian omit the sausage
**depending on the size of your skillet you may need to add more tomato sauce.
***If the sauce you're using is chunky, add a drizzle of water to thin it down.