Stewed Green Beans - South African Farm Recipe
40 mins (prep 15, cooking 25)
8 ingredients
4 servings
You'd call this mashed beans, and it is, sort of! It's a common way we have of cooking older green beans, when they're past their prime and not good enough to steam plainly any more. This side dish comes under the heading of "old-style comfort food"! Delicious with roast meats and stews. As with such old, trad recipes, quantities are not set in stone.

Categories:  <-60-mins , side-dish , african , low-sat.-fat , kosher , low-in... , time-to-make , low-protein , low-fat , low-cholesterol , low-calorie , easy , south-african , green~yellow-beans , healthy , vegetarian , vegetable , healthy-2 ,
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  • 14 ounces green beans
  • 1 potato, medium, peeled and sliced
  • 1 onion, medium, peeled and sliced
  • 1/2 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/3 teaspoon white pepper (to taste)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt (to taste)
  • 1/3 teaspoon nutmeg, as garnish, to taste (optional)
  • butter, to taste


Serving Size (100.86 g)
Servings 4
Amount per Serving
Calories 30.14 Calories from Fat 2.16
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 0.24g 1.45%
Saturated Fat 0.09g 1.73%
Trans Fat 0.0g %
Cholesterol 0.0mg 0.0%
Sodium 297.67mg 49.61%
Total Carbohydrate 6.95g 9.26%
Dietary Fiber 2.22 g 35.54%
Sugars 2.53 g %
Protein 1.2g 9.61%
Vitamin A 352.44IU% Vitamin C 0.3mg%
Calcium 39.22mg% Iron 0.67mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4
*Nutrition information was calculated excluding the following ingredients:
white pepper