MEXICO: Ejotes Guisados

ejotes-guisados-braised-green-beansEjotes Guisados (Braised Green Beans)
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Ejotes Guisados (Braised Green Beans)

2 tb Vegetable oil
1 sm Onion; finely chopped
1 lg Ripe tomato; peeled, seeded
1/2 c Orange juice; freshly
2 tb Lime juice; freshly squeezed
Black Pepper; freshly ground
1 lb Young green beans; strings
2 cloves garlic; coarsely
1/2 ts Salt; or adjust amount to taste
Original recipe makes 4

Trim the beans and cut into 1″ lengths; set aside.
Using a mortar and pestle or the flat of a heavy knife blade, mash the garlic to a paste with the salt.
In a medium-large skillet, heat the oil til rippling over medium-high heat.
Add the crushed garlic and the onion; cook, stirring frequently, for 3 mins.
Add the beans and chopped tomato and cook, stirring occasionally, for 5 to 7 mins.
Add the orange juice and lime juice, stirring well to combine.
Add the pepper and more salt if desired.
Raise the heat to high and cook, stirring frequently, til the liquid is nearly evaporated, another 2 to 3 mins.

Ejotes Guisados (Mexican Sauteed Green Beans)


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