Green Beans with Tomatoes and Cotija

Green Beans with Tomatoes and Cotija

Take green beans from ordinary to extraordinary in 20 minutes by topping them with tomatoes, cheese and almonds.

Prep Time

20

Minutes

Total Time

20

Minutes

Makes

8

servings

1
lb fresh green beans, trimmed
1
tablespoon olive oil
1
medium onion, sliced
2
cloves garlic, finely chopped
1
can (14.5 oz) diced tomatoes, undrained
1
teaspoon chopped fresh or 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano leaves
1/8
teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes, if desired
1/3
cup crumbled Cotija cheese
1/4
cup sliced almonds
  1. In Dutch oven, place 2 cups water. Cover tightly; heat to boiling. Place green beans in steamer basket in Dutch oven. Reduce heat to medium-low; cook 8 to 10 minutes or until crisp-tender. Drain thoroughly.
  2. Meanwhile, in 10-inch skillet, heat oil over medium heat. Cook onion and garlic in oil 3 to 4 minutes, stirring frequently, until onion is crisp-tender. Stir in tomatoes, oregano and pepper flakes. Heat to boiling. Reduce heat; simmer uncovered about 5 minutes, stirring occasionally, until thickened and most of liquid is evaporated.
  3. Spoon drained beans onto serving platter; top with tomato mixture. Sprinkle with cheese and almonds; serve warm.
Makes 8 servings (2/3 cup each)
Make the Most of This Recipe With Tips From The Betty Crocker® Kitchens
Save Time! Two (7.5 oz each) boxes of Green Giant® frozen green beans and almonds can be used in place of the fresh green beans and sliced almonds.
Tip
If you can't find Cotija, use queso fresco cheese instead.

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Serving)
  • Calories 80
    • (Calories from Fat 35),
  • Total Fat 3 1/2g
    • (Saturated Fat 1/2g,
    • Trans Fat 0g),
  • Cholesterol 0mg;
  • Sodium 125mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 9g
    • (Dietary Fiber 3g,
    • Sugars 4g),
  • Protein 3g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    Exchanges:
    • 0 Starch;
    • 0 Fruit;
    • 0 Other Carbohydrate;
    • 0 Skim Milk;
    • 0 Low-Fat Milk;
    • 0 Milk;
    • 1 Vegetable;
    • 0 Very Lean Meat;
    • 0 Lean Meat;
    • 0 High-Fat Meat;
    • 1 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    • 1/2;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.