We all know that mama knows best, but honestly, I think MY mama knows best...she's offered wholesome, clean eating and recipes from the time I was a little tot, and I attribute my health journey to my upbringing. These green beans are her own recipe, and are a favorite in our household. No matter how often I make it, I swear hers still tastes the best.
Best part is that these are hearty, low-glycemic, full of fiber, and super easy to make. Also, how sweet is this? She gave me the following recipe, and at the end, she wrote "...and love is a must". Of course it is. That's why hers are the best.
3 large handfuls of green beans, cleaned (just the stem end), washed, broken in 2
1 yellow onion, chopped fine
1 tablespoon coconut oil
1/2 tsp sea salt (or per your palate)
One 8oz organic tomato sauce (mom likes the thin kind but you can use crushed, about 1 cup)
1/2 cup water
2 tablespoons chopped parsley
Heat a heavy pot (preferably cast iron) over low heat. Add the oil, onion and salt and stir. Cover and let the mixture soften, about 5 minutes or so. Add in the beans and water. Add a little black pepper, and cover. Cook on medium until done (bite one and test it). Then add in the tomato sauce. At the end, finish with the parsley.....And love is a must.