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Green Beans with Tomatoes and Cotija

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Green Beans with Tomatoes and Cotija
  • Prep Time 20 min
  • Total Time 20 min
  • Servings 8
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Take green beans from ordinary to extraordinary in 20 minutes by topping them with tomatoes, cheese and almonds.

Ingredients

1
lb fresh green beans, trimmed
1
tablespoon olive oil
1
medium onion, sliced
2
cloves garlic, finely chopped
1
can (14.5 oz) diced tomatoes, undrained
1
teaspoon chopped fresh or 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano leaves
1/8
teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes, if desired
1/3
cup crumbled Cotija cheese
1/4
cup sliced almonds

Directions

  • 1 In Dutch oven, place 2 cups water. Cover tightly; heat to boiling. Place green beans in steamer basket in Dutch oven. Reduce heat to medium-low; cook 8 to 10 minutes or until crisp-tender. Drain thoroughly.
  • 2 Meanwhile, in 10-inch skillet, heat oil over medium heat. Cook onion and garlic in oil 3 to 4 minutes, stirring frequently, until onion is crisp-tender. Stir in tomatoes, oregano and pepper flakes. Heat to boiling. Reduce heat; simmer uncovered about 5 minutes, stirring occasionally, until thickened and most of liquid is evaporated.
  • 3 Spoon drained beans onto serving platter; top with tomato mixture. Sprinkle with cheese and almonds; serve warm.
Tips  

If you can't find Cotija, use queso fresco cheese instead.

Nutrition Information 

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
80
(
Calories from Fat
35
)
Daily Value
Total Fat
3 1/2g
6%
(
Saturated Fat
1/2g
3%
,
Trans Fat
0g
)
Cholesterol
0mg
0%
Sodium
125mg
5%
Potassium
170mg
5%
Total Carbohydrate
9g
3%
(
Dietary Fiber
3g
12%
,
Sugars
4g
)
Protein
3g
Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
15%
15%
Vitamin C
15%
15%
Calcium
6%
6%
Iron
6%
6%
Exchanges:
0 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 1 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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