Green Beans with Spicy Tomato Sauce
Time for the January installation of Random Recipes! This month the amazing Dom of Belleau Kitchen challenged us to try a recipe from a friend’s cookbook, which worked out perfectly. For the past few weeks one of my coworkers had been talking about a new cookbook she got and how I had to give it a try. After telling her about the challenge this month she brought the cookbook right in and started showing me all the recipes from it that I had to try. Up until she brought in Jamie Oliver’s Great Britain cookbook I had no idea what the book would be, and got quite the kick out of it being a British cookbook since the challenge this month was inspired by UK based Dom being in the US visiting family. I had my co-worker pick my recipe and she selected the Green Beans with Spicy Tomato Sauce which I had no objections with, outside of one slight dietary tweak. I also had to figure out what a “knob” of butter was since that is not a standard US measurement.
2 tbsp butter - "one knob" (I used soy butter)
1 tbsp olive oil
4 scallions, chopped until it starts to become dark green
1/2 tbsp chili powder (or tabasco)
5 large tomatoes, grated
1 lb green beans, tips removed and halved
- Melt the butter in a large saucepan, then add the olive oil and scallions. Cook for 2 minutes before adding the chili powder and grated tomato.
- Bring the mixture to a boil and then turn down to a simmer, cooking for 8minutes. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
- Meanwhile bring a pot of water to a boil and add the green beans, cook for 5 minutes, then pour the beans in to a water bath. Serve the green beans over the sauce and enjoy!
I’m not sure how knob-like my knob was but this recipe was delicious! Everything came together so quickly and the sauce had just the right amount of oomph. I also have a feeling that this sauce would go great with zucchini or squash – maybe even tofu! I can’t wait to see what other recipes this amazing cookbook has, hopefully my coworker will let me borrow it for a little bit longer.