French Beans with Tomato Sauce

French Beans with Tomato Sauce

This dish improves in flavour over time, so try and make it the night before. Serve hot or cold.

Categories: Sides & Salads

Serves: 4-6 Preparation time: 10 mins Cooking time: 35 mins



  • 2 tbsp Filippo Berio Classico Olive Oil
  • 1 onion, peeled and finely chopped
  • 4 garlic cloves, peeled and thinly sliced
  • 400g can Cirio Plum Tomatoes, chopped
  • 400g French beans, trimmed


  1. First make the tomato sauce. Heat the Filippo Berio Classico olive oil in a large frying pan. Add the onion and garlic and continue to cook over a gentle heat for 10 minutes. Add the tomatoes and stir. Lower the heat and simmer for 30 minutes until the sauce has reduced and thickened. Season with salt and pepper.
  2. While the sauce is simmering, cook the beans in a large pan of salted boiling water for 2-3 minutes or until tender. Drain and tip into the tomato sauce. Stir and serve with a drizzle of Filippo Berio Extra Virgin Olive Oil.

Cook with:

Classico Olive Oil

This versatile all-purpose Olive Oil is excellent for sautéing, grilling and roasting or as a base for sauces. It's ideal with everything from meat and poultry to your favourite vegetables.

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