Mom’s String Beans With Tomato Sauce

Mom’s French-Cut String Beans With Tomato Sauce
As a side for the delicious meatball burgers, try this very easy to make and extremely healthy version of string beans. (I wasn’t such a big vegetable eater as a child. At the age of 10, I decided to try my mom’s string beans.  It was love at first bite and I haven’t looked back since!)

Serving Size 2
• 1Bag of organic, frozen French-Cut String Beans – (I use Cascadian Farms – frozen at peak ripeness!)
• 1Clove of organic garlic
• 5Tablespoons of organic tomato sauce – (I use Bionaturea Organic Strained Tomatoes. 1      ingredient!)
• 1Cup of filtered water
• 1Tablespoon of Extra Virgin Olive Oil
•     Salt & Pepper to taste – (Refer to salt & pepper notes in the above recipe for helpful info.)

Cut the garlic in half and add it and all the ingredients into a pot. The sauce in this dish is the best part. Make sure while the string beans are cooking, that there is enough liquid in the pot.  Feel free to add a bit more tomato sauce or water or both to keep enough liquid so it covers up to at least ¼ way up to the beans.  The sauce should also be “lighter” than what we would eat on a traditional pasta dish.

Place the pot with your ingredients on a stove top. Let come to a medium boil. Cook on a medium flame for approximately 25 minutes. Make sure to stir especially early on to prevent uneven cooking or burning.

When done, plate the meatball burgers and string beans with a nice amount of sauce. Try a light swirl of fresh extra virgin olive oil on top. You may love it. Enjoy!