Mexican Green Beans
September 18, 2020
"This is best with fresh green beans, but canned green beans also work well."
- Serving Size: 1 (129.2 g)
- Calories 60.3
- Total Fat - 2.5 g
- Saturated Fat - 1.9 g
- Cholesterol - 0 mg
- Sodium - 6.3 mg
- Total Carbohydrate - 9.6 g
- Dietary Fiber - 2.7 g
- Sugars - 4.2 g
- Protein - 1.9 g
- Calcium - 42.5 mg
- Iron - 1.1 mg
- Vitamin C - 19.9 mg
- Thiamin - 0.1 mg
Step by Step Method
In a large skillet, saute‚ beans, onion and garlic in hot oil until beans are tender-crisp.
Stir in Rotel and basil.
Simmer uncovered for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.
Sprinkle with lemon juice.
No special items needed.
The ingredient tips, suggestions, variations, facts, questions and answers below are not edits to the original author's recipe. They are not meant to imply any change would improve the recipe. They're offered for convenience, alternative ideas, and points of interest. If you have any comments about them, please post in the Help & Ideas forum.
- Look for green beans that are bright green, have a smooth texture, and are relatively firm.
- Make sure to use fresh lemon juice for the best flavor.
- Substitute olive oil for vegetable oil - The benefit of this substitution is that olive oil has a healthier fat profile and is a more nutrient-dense oil. The thinking behind this substitution is that it will provide a healthier option while still providing the same flavor.
- Substitute fresh oregano for dried basil - The benefit of this substitution is that fresh herbs have a more intense flavor than dried herbs, and oregano has a similar flavor profile to basil. The thinking behind this substitution is that it will provide a more flavorful dish.
Italian Green Beans In a large skillet, sauté beans, onion and garlic in hot oil until beans are tender-crisp. Stir in 1/2 cup white wine, 1 tablespoon Italian seasoning, and 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes. Simmer uncovered for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese.
Mexican Rice: This flavorful Mexican-style rice pairs perfectly with the Mexican Green Beans. It's easy to make and adds a delicious and nutritious side dish to the meal.
Black Bean Soup: This hearty black bean soup is a great accompaniment to Mexican Rice as it adds a creamy and savory flavor to the meal. The soup is packed with protein and fiber, making it a nutritious and satisfying side dish.
Q: What kind of green beans should I use?
A: Fresh green beans are best for this recipe, but canned green beans also work well.
Q: How long should I cook the green beans?
A: Depending on the size of the green beans, it should take about 10-15 minutes to cook them until they are tender-crisp.
You'll Also Love
Fun Fact 1: Mexican green beans are believed to have been first served in the United States by the famous chef, Julia Child. She served them in her classic French restaurant in New York City in the 1960s.
Fun Fact 2: The Rotel tomatoes used in this recipe are a popular brand of canned tomatoes that were first introduced in the 1940s by the Mexican food company, La Costena. They are still popular today and are widely used in Mexican cuisine.