Green Beans in Olive Oil

3 tbsp olive oil

1 small onion, chopped

1 clove garlic, minced

½ cup crushed tomatoes

½ cup diced bell peppers

1 lb green beans

salt to taste

red pepper flakes to taste

1 cup chicken broth (or water), more if needed

• Snap off the stem ends of green beans and cut them in half.

• Heat oil in saucepan. Add onion and garlic and cook for a few minutes. Mix in tomatoes and bell peppers and cook further.

• Add green beans, salt and pepper flakes and pour in the broth. Mix it well and cover pan.

• Cook on low heat for about an hour and more until tender. There should be some liquid left on the bottom of the pan.

Serves two as first course.