Braised Green Beans


Prep Time: 
45 minutes
Number of Servings: 
Serves 6
Recipe Source: 

Mediterranean Cooking by Pamela Clark ($19.95, Sterling, 2014)


  • 1/2 lb Swiss chard
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 small onion, thinly sliced
  • 2 cloves garlic, thinly sliced
  • 1 fresh small red chili, thinly sliced
  • 8 baby potatoes, quartered
  • 1 can (14 oz) chopped tomatoes
  • 1/2 lb baby green beans, trimmed


  1. Wash and dry Swiss chard. Chop leaves and stems.
  2. Heat oil in medium heavy-based saucepan. Cook Swiss chard stems, onion, garlic, and chili, stirring, about 10 minutes or until stems soften.
  3. Add potatoes and undrained tomatoes. Simmer, covered, 15 minutes. Add beans. Cook about 5 minutes until potatoes are tender. Season to taste.
  4. Just before serving, add Swiss chard leaves. Cook about 3 minutes or until wilted.