Green Bean Stew For Comfort

Oven- baked green bean stew

This green bean stew is close to our hearts as a family. It is one of the dishes we always request when we visit my parents.

Every summer, green beans are the most prolific vegetable in my garden. Unfortunately, I can’t keep up with the harvest and end up freezing much of it. As a result, I always find myself looking for new recipes to use all the harvest without getting bored.

green bean trellis

Food & Memories

The connection food creates between people is almost magical. A person’s taste buds change with age, and part of it may be caused by nostalgia.

One might have hated eating a particular vegetable as a kid, but when they grow older and live away from home, new feelings develop as childhood memories are missed.

Since we live an ocean away from family, we find comfort in recreating some dishes they share with us. The most heartwarming moment was when my kids requested a dish they had at their uncle’s or auntie’s house.

green bean stew

Simple yet Satisfying.

This recipe is simple and can be easily modified to suit specific diets. It is equally delicious to use chicken breasts or thighs if you don’t have ground meat. If you are vegetarian, omit the meat, and you are all set.

Low and Slow

I tried this recipe on a stove-top, but it was not as delicious as oven-baked. Slow cooking is a great way to bring out the flavors of the different ingredients. It gives them plenty of time to mingle and marry to create this unique final flavor.

I haven’t tried using the crackpot yet, but it is something I am planning to do when school starts. However, I would use the low setting time and watch over it the first time. It is easy to overcook vegetables in the slow cooker, which turns them into mush. So watch out!

an easy oven-baked green bean stew for summer

Let’s Make it

Oven- baked green bean stew
Yield: 6 people

Oven Baked Green Bean stew

Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes

This recipe is an adaptation of my sister-in-law's recipe. She makes this dish at least twice when we visit them in the summer.


  • 2 tbsp ghee or any healthy cooking oil
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced.
  • 1 lb green beans, string removed and cut.
  • 2 tomatoes, diced
  • 2 lbs potatoes, cut into bite-size.
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp garlic powder


  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper


  1. Preheat the oven to 375F (200C)
  2. Preheat the oil in a saute pan to saute the onions till they become translucent.
  3. In the meantime, season the ground meat with salt, pepper, and cinnamon. Then make bitesize meatballs.
  4. Add the meatballs to the onions and saute for a few seconds to turn color. sauté meatballs
  5. Add in the green beans, tomatoes, and garlic, stirring them quickly.
  6. We are not trying to cook them at this point.
  7. Add diced potatoes and a cup of water, and season with salt, pepper, and cinnamon. green bean and potatoes
  8. Transfer everything to an oven-safe pan unless the saute pan is oven safe already.
  9. Cover with tine foil, then place in the oven to cook for 25 minutes or until the potatoes are tender. green bean stew


  • You might use cut-up chicken breast or omit the meat for a vegetarian dish. 
  • This recipe is also doable in a slow cooker. 
  • Seasoning is a personal choice. Some might like to make it spicy.  

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:

1 grams

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 187Unsaturated Fat: 0g

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