Serbian-Style Green Beans

Carrot And Green Beans Stir Fry
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  • Total: 75 mins
  • Prep: 15 mins
  • Cook: 60 mins
  • Yield: 2 Pounds Beans (6-8 Servings)
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
286 Calories
3g Fat
56g Carbs
12g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 2 Pounds Beans (6-8 Servings)
Amount per serving
Calories 286
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 3g 4%
Saturated Fat 1g 3%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 331mg 14%
Total Carbohydrate 56g 20%
Dietary Fiber 17g 60%
Protein 12g
Calcium 163mg 13%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

Green beans in the Serbian style are often combined with tomatoes and garlic and, sometimes, carrots, turnips, parsnips, and green peppers.


  • 2 pounds green beans, trimmed and cut into 2-inch lengths
  • 2 large chopped onions
  • 1/2 cup oil
  • 3 finely chopped garlic cloves
  • 3 ribs chopped celery
  • 3 peeled and chopped carrots (optional)
  • 1 small peeled and chopped turnip (optional)
  • 1 peeled and chopped parsnip (optional)
  • 2 chopped green peppers (optional)
  • 1 (28-ounce) can, stewed or diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 4 tablespoons catsup
  • 1 tablespoon dried dill

Steps to Make It

  1. In ​a large skillet, saute onions and garlic in oil until onion is translucent. Add celery, and carrots, turnip, and parsnip if using, and saute 2 minutes.

  2. Add remainder of ingredients, bring to a boil, lower heat and simmer 45 minutes or until vegetables are cooked, adding water if necessary during the cooking process. Season to taste with salt and pepper.