Green beans. My mother has made this easy, affordable meal for most our my life. I asked her how to make it. I couldn’t believe how simple it was to make. The entire meal cost $5.00 and there was enough to feed four of us.



I cut the ends off of of the beans because you wouldn’t want to eat the ends! I also looked for any beans that needed to be discarded.

beans cut

And I also added 4 potatoes. The potatoes are a nice touch. They also help to thicken the “sauce”.


To start the recipe, we need garlic and I used 5 cloves. Additionally I used one large onion and parsley.


I sautéed onions, garlic and onions in olive oil. I then added the potatoes. Finally I added some tomato sauce. The I added the beans. I add boiling water to the beans. Enough to cover the beans.

pot one

Then I let is cook for 30 minutes.

pot 2


Stay tuned! I will update this post after the meal is complete! I wil plate it as well and add instructions.