500 gr flat beans
50 ml extra virgin olive oil
1 small onion, chopped
1 garlic clove, chopped
1 tbsp sugar
2 tomatoes, diced
1 tbsp crushed tomato
1 1/2 cups water
wash the beans, trim both ends and shave along the sides with a knife.
In a large pot place the onion and olive oil.
Cook them together for about 3-4 minutes.
Add the beans, garlic, salt, sugar, tomatoes and crushed tomato.
Pour in 1 cup of water.
Leave the lid half open and cook for 35-40 minutes, and add another half cup of water midway through. If needed, you can add more water later.
Let cool for half an hour, then place in a service plate.
Pour in a little bit of extra virgin olive oil again. Let cool in the fridge.
This dish is served cold as a side.