Green Bean Ragout
|Green beans||8 Ounce, ends removed, cut into 2 inch lengths|
|Garlic||1 Clove (5 gm), minced / pressed|
|Onion||1 Small, chopped|
|Celery stalk||1 , thinly sliced|
|Ripe tomato||1 Large, peeled, seeded and chopped|
|Chopped fresh basil/1 1/2 teaspoons dry basil||1 Tablespoon|
In a wide frying pan, bring 1 inch of water to a boil over high heat.
Add beans and cook until barely tender when pierced (about 7 minutes).
Drain, rinse with cold water, and set aside.
Return pan to medium heat and add butter.
When butter is melted, stir in garlic, onion, and celery.
Cook, stirring occasionally, until vegetables just begin to brown (about 10 minutes).
Add tomato, basil, and beans; cook, stirring gently, just until beans are heated through (about 3 minutes).
Season to taste with salt and pepper.