Super Easy Turkish-Style Green Beans


This super easy Turkish-Style green beans uses one pot, have minimal ingredients + taste so delicious!

Where do green beans come from?

According to Farmer’s weekly, green beans originated in Central and South America and have since been harvested for thousands of years in Mexico and Peru.

There are many different species of green beans like lima bean, the temper bean, yard long bean, and the American classic string green bean–which developed its name from the long fibrous string attached to it.

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how to make Turkish green beans

Why am I using “French” Green Beans?

The answer is pretty straight forward. I can’t find Turkish green beans. Besides, as long as you use the key ingredients, whether you chose french (string) beans, Italian, or Turkish, it will taste amazing.

Super Easy Turkish-Style Green Beans
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
40 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Mediterranean
Keyword: glutenfree, green beans, side dish
Servings: 4
  • 2 lbs raw, uncooked green beans
  • 2-3 tbsp oilve oil
  • 1 medium onion, finely chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • dash salt and pepper
  • 3 medium tomatoes
  • 2 tbsp tomato paste
  • 1 tsp dried mint
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 4 cups halal broth or water
  1. In a medium-sized pot, add the olive oil, onion, garlic, salt, and pepper. Sauté until onions have softened.

  2. Add the tomatoes and cook until the tomatoes have broken down about 5 minutes.

  3. Add the tomato paste, mint, oregano, sugar, and fry for 30 seconds.

  4. Add the green beans and 4 cups of broth or liquid.

  5. cook until the liquid has reduced to a thick-stew consistency, about 30-40 minutes.

  6. Serve immediately with warm bread or creamy garlic yogurt.

  7. Enjoy!

Hi, I'm Ashley, a heater–hugging Wisconsin resident. I am a mother to twin girls. I am married to a Turk and let's not forget that I' m the Family Law Enforcer, Doll Doctor, and yeah… I like to joke around a lot… It's nice to meet you :)

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