Green Beans with Tomatoes

  • 1-1/2 pounds fresh green beans
  • 1 large ripe tomato, cored and chopped
  • 1/2 cup onion, chopped
  • 1 jalapeno pepper, seeded and cut into julienne strips
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 5 pods of okra (optional) or one white potato cubed
  • salt and pepper to taste

Wash green beans and trim stem end, set aside. Wash core and chop tomato, no need to remove skin. Heat olive oil in a nonstick pan. Add onions and saute for one minute Add garlic and tomatoes, continue to cook for one minute. Add green beans, toss, add okra or potato, season with salt and pepper. Add in a cup of water, cover quickly and simmer for 10 minutes or until potato is tender. Check potato by pricking with a fork. Serve hot. Makes 6 servings.