2 Tbs. vegetable oil or butter
2 c. chopped onions
3 c. green beans, whole or halved
4 medium fresh tomatoes, chopped
OR 1 1/2 c. undrained canned tomatoes
3 Tbs. fresh lemon juice
1/8 tsp. dried thyme
1/4 tsp. dried marjoram
1/4 tsp. dried basil or 1 Tbsp. fresh basil, chopped
salt and pepper to taste

Sauté the onions in the oil/butter until translucent. Add the beans and cook about 5 minutes, stirring frequently, until they turn a bright, shiny green. Stir in tomatoes, lemon juice, herbs, and spices. Lower the heat and simmer, covered, 10 to 15 minutes, until the beans are tender and the flavors have merged. Stir occasionally to prevent sticking.

(from Mad Mares Cookbook)

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