With summer being in full swing Amish gardens are bursting with a bounty of beans, tomatoes, melons, and more. We bought some green beans at the Amish-run Wayne County Produce Auction in Indiana and then promptly put them to good use in a wonder summer skillet meal. This is what Rachel came up with using the "Amish green beans" that we bought. It's a very colorful, hearty dish!
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 medium onion,thinly sliced
2 pounds green beans
1 1 /2 cup cherry tomatoes, cut in half
In a heavy cast iron skillet, sautee onions and garlic in olive oil over medium heat for about 5 minutes. Add beans and tomatoes and turn down heat halfway. Cover and let cook for abut an hour stirring every minute few minutes. Season to taste
These look really good, but I break my beans up, or as some people say, they cut them.....and I put some bacon in it....and cook the little potatoes with the beans.....and they are yummy....this is what you call southern beans 🙂 and make a pan of cornbread and have fresh tomatoes, green onions, maybe corn on the cob, maybe even some fried green tomatoes....and you don't even need any meat 🙂 any southerns out there who cook like I do ? LOL
Last night I had green beans cooked in the iron skillet with potatoes and onion. I was wishing for a good piece of crusty cornbread, but didn't make it because of adding the extra carbs to the meal. I have a diabetic family member. I also served BBQ Ribs and sliced garden tomatoes. Sure did miss my cornbread though.
The acidic tomatoes will pull some iron out of the cast iron skillet, and with their vitamin c, will be
extra healthful for Rachel, baby and you! Can't beat the old ways.
not only looks positively yummy but how healthy. Perfect for some leftovers for next day salad.
I'm a southern cook, and I would have fresh veggies over meat any day! I add bacon to my green beans, I also dice up a potato when I don't have the smaller ones, cornbread is cooked with veggie meals is a given, purple hull peas with bacon, sliced tomatoes. I must share with you an awesome end of gardening season stir fry that is a meal in itself. Look forward to all your recipe emails, so glad I signed up for them!
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