Spicy Tomato Braised Green Beans

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Prep Time

5 mins

Cook Time

6 mins

Free Time

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Braising is an often overlooked technique for preparing green beans, but it's a game-changer. These beans will make you rethink your cooking methods. They turn tender and moist, absorbing delicious flavors from the tomatoes while maintaining a satisfying crunch

All of Anyday’s recipes are tested (and retested!) in many different microwaves and home kitchens to make sure they work — and work well.

American, Side Dishes, Vegetables, Cherry Tomatoes, Gluten-free, Vegan, Green Beans, keto, Deep Dish, Shallow Dish, String Beans, whole30 Side Dishes, Vegetables

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The Medium Shallow Dish


  • ½ cup (75g) cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 2 cups (185g) green beans, halved
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • ½ teaspoon chili flakes
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • salt, to taste
  • 2 tablespoons dill, finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons black olives, pitted and halved


  1. Add all the ingredients except the dill and olives into the Anyday dish and mix to combine. Cover with the lid (knob lifted).
  2. Cover and cook for 6 minutes, or until green beans are tender. Allow to rest for 1 minute with the lid on to finish cooking through.
  3. Mix in the dill and olives.

Serving suggestions & tips

  • Try using diced heirloom tomatoes instead of cherry tomatoes.
  • Add feta cheese for pockets of creamy saltiness.
  • Try it with basil, parsley, or chives.

Recipe notes

  • If using frozen beans, cook them from frozen for the same amount of time.
  • Microwave ovens vary, even with the same wattages. Adjust cooking times as needed.

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