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Potatoes, Green Beans, and Carrots - Italian Style

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Potatoes, Green Beans, and Carrots - Italian Style


Potatoes, Green Beans, and Carrots - Italian Style 4 lbs. Potatoes
2 lbs. Green Beans, fresh or frozen
1 lb. Onions
1 lb. Carrots
1 - 28-oz. can Crushed Tomatoes
1 - 6-oz. can Tomato Paste
2 tsp. Sweet Basil, dried
1 tbsp. Oregano, dried
Hot Sauce, to taste
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Potatoes, Green Beans, and Carrots - Italian Style


We usually prepare potatoes and green beans in our microwave oven on "high," but they can also be prepared in a conventional oven at 350 degrees F. (175 degrees C.)

baking dish Clean, peel and dice the onion.  Place in a large covered glass or ceramic baking dish. Add the basil, oregano, and hot sauce. Mix together, cover and cook until the onions become semi-translucent.

Wash and clean the potatoes (the skins may be left on, if desired), and cut into 3/8 - 1/2 inch (1 cm.) cubes.  Add to the baking dish.

Wash and peel the carrots and slice into the baking dish

If you are using fresh green beans, wash, clean and cut the green beans as desired and place in the baking dish with the pre-cooked onions and the potatoes and carrots.  If you are using frozen green beans hold the green until after the potatoes and carrots have been partially cooked.

Cover the baking dish and place in the microwave or conventional oven, and cook until until the potatoes and carrots, just begin to become tender (mix occasionally to make sure the veggies are cooking uniformly).

If you are using frozen green beans, add them now on top of the other ingredients, cover the baking dish, and cook until the beans have defrosted and become warm.

Add the crushed tomatoes, and tomato paste, and mix well.  Cover and cook until the potatoes become softened so that a fork will easily slip into them.  Mix every 10 minutes to ensure even cooking.

Serve and enjoy!  (Goes great with a large tossed salad.)

Ingredients Information

Basil, Sweet Dried

Beans, Green
Onions, Yellow
Oregano, Dried
Pepper Sauce - Hot Red
Potatoes, White
Tomatoes, Crushed
Tomato Paste
It makes everything taste better.

Utensils and Equipment Information

Dish, Ceramic Baking
Measuring Spoons
Peeler, Vegetable
Spoon, Large Mixing