Monday, December 22, 2008

Green Beans and Tomatoes

Brown 1/4 to 1/2 lb. ground round and one diced onion in a large skillet. (If you choose to skip the meat, this dish will still taste great.) Add one medium can diced tomatoes, drained, 1 tsp. garlic salt, and 1 tsp. pepper. Add green beans. Use the regular, not french cut, style. This can be a large package of frozen beans, two cans of green beans (if you must), or a "good bunch" of fresh ones. Canned or frozen green beans can be added and cooked till beans are tender and heated through, but if you use fresh beans, cook them separately and then add to other ingredients and heat. If you would like a bit of crunch, add slivered almonds or some water chesnuts. The result is homespun but fine in flavor and the colors are festive for a holiday meal. You can also make more of a main dish by adding some cooked macaroni.

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