Spicy Tomato Braised Green Beans

Spicy Tomato Braised Green Beans

Braising is an often overlooked prep method when it comes to green beans. These will make you wonder why you haven’t been doing it all along. Tender and moist, the beans soak up flavorful juices from the tomatoes while still keeping a bit of crunch.

All of Anyday’s recipes are tested (and retested!) in many different microwaves and home kitchens to make sure they work — and work well.

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Product Size

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Prep Time

10 mins

Cook Time

6 mins

Free Time

for a candlelit bath


  • ½ cup (75g) cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 2 cups (185g) green beans, halved
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • ½ teaspoon chili flakes
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • salt, to taste
  • 2 tablespoons dill, finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons black olives, pitted and halved


  1. Add all the ingredients except the dill and olives into the Anyday dish and mix to combine. Cover with the lid (knob lifted).
  2. Cover and cook for 6 minutes, or until green beans are tender. Allow to rest for 1 minute with the lid on to finish cooking through.
  3. Mix in the dill and olives.

Serving suggestions & tips

  • Try using diced heirloom tomatoes instead of cherry tomatoes. 
  • Add feta cheese for pockets of creamy saltiness.
  • Microwave ovens vary, even with the same wattages. Adjust cooking times as needed.