Turkish Green Beans (Zeytinyağlı Taze Fasulye)


1 pound of fresh grean beans or
1 pack of frozen green beans (either french style, my favorite, or italian cut)
1 big onion, finely chopped
2 cloves of garlic, sliced or chopped
2 big fresh tomatoes, finely chopped, grated, or blended or 1 can of petite diced tomatoes
1/4 tsp sugar
1/2 cup olive oil
1/2 cup hot water
salt

optional
1/8 tsp ground cumin
pepper/ crushed pepper
1 tbsp tomato paste

-If you're using fresh green beans clean and trim them to 1 to 1 1/2 inch pieces.
-Heat the olive oil in a pan and cook the chopped onions and garlic until lightly brown.
-If you want tu use tomato paste add it at this point and stir for a min.
-Add the beans and stir them until they slightly change color (app. 6-8 mins).
-Add the tomatoes and cook for 5 mins and then add sugar (cumin and pepper), water, and salt. -Cover the pan and cook with low heat until the beans are soft (30 mins with frozen beans - 45 mins with fresh ones).

If you have a pressure cooker, after adding everything cook it for 15 minutes on mediumm.

This is traditionally served cold, but it's good when it's warm too.




9 comments:

  1. This dish was a constant item when I was back home. Wow! I will be making this. Thank you for mentioning the pressure cooker because almost every single thing my mother made involved the pressure cooker. Maybe that's why things tasted so good!

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  2. Anonymous12:10 AM

    tesekkurler, amerika'da yasiyorum, inan cok makbule gecti :)

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  3. rica ederim, zevkle

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  4. walla sahane gozukuo.. ctsi ya da pazar yapicam eger kotu olursa bilmiorum artik :)

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  5. I made this dish last night and it was delicious. Elinize saglik!

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  6. Anonymous4:12 AM

    I just made this and it turned out lovely. Will be certainly making this again. Tessekurler ederim!

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  7. Anonymous3:57 PM

    This is the closest I've had to my favorite lokanta in Fethiye where my wife's family lives (we're in New York). We love reading your recipes. Thank you.

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  8. Anonymous11:32 PM

    Use half the oil to cook, and half the oil after cooking to create a shinier dish.

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  9. Your recipe it's delicious and also healthy. Everybody should eat green beans every week because it's delicious and easy to make :D

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