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There are numerous recipes to make using green beans in addition to the popular casserole. This page contains recipes using green beans.

Green beans flavored with a small amount of bacon bits.
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May 9, 2011 Flag
A different twist on green beans.


  • 1 can green beans, drained
  • 1 can stewed tomatoes
  • 1 tsp. minced garlic
  • 3/4 cup shredded cheese
  • seasoned salt and pepper


Drain green beans. Add stewed tomatoes, about 1 teaspoon minced garlic, seasoned salt, and pepper according to your taste.

Simmer on top of stove about 20 minutes. Add cheese. Stir until cheese is starting to melt. That's it. We love it this way!

If you don't have any cheese, its good with the tomatoes and garlic with the green beans. Try it, I think you will like it.

Source: My daughter, Diana

By Dorothy from New Creek, WV

September 28, 2011 Flag
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A dinner plate of green beans and ham.This is simple, down-home food. It was one of my favorites growing up and still is now. It's simple and a really great way to get kids to eat veggies - the beans taste too good to resist. I like this best served exactly like Mom used to do it - ham sliced on a platter, beans and potatoes swimming in a rich broth, and sides of biscuits or rolls, homemade jam, and marinated fresh vegetables (what I call quick pickles) to complete the meal.

I'll list the ingredients exactly like I made this for dinner tonight. You can vary the amounts of everything to suit your family needs.


  • 1 (4 lb.) ham
  • 2 lbs. fresh green beans, stem end trimmed off, broken in half
  • 4 medium large potatoes, peeled and cubed
  • water
  • ham flavored bouillon

Quick Pickles:

  • 1 large tomato, in small wedges
  • 1 small onion, cut in half and sliced
  • 1 cucumber, peeled (if you like it that way) and cut in thin slices
  • 1 handful green grapes
  • 1 handful red grapes
  • 2 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 1/3 cup red wine vinegar
  • 1/2 - 2/3 cup water
  • 1 Tbsp. sugar
  • 1 tsp. basil
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • fresh pepper


Put the ham in a roasting pan and add water to come about half-way up on it. Roast it at 325 degrees F for 1 1/2 hours. Check the water periodically to make sure it's not cooking dry. You may have to add a little more water, but don't add too much because you want the richest broth you can get.

While it is roasting, prepare the quick pickles. You can use any veggies you like. Sliced peppers taste good and yellow peppers make the pickles even prettier. Hot peppers add a little zing, and are especially good with the grapes (grapes add a really nice note - vinegary vegetables, then the sweet crunch of the grapes. Adding them is the only thing I change from Mom's meal).

Cut them into bite size pieces. Put them in a bowl. Mix the rest of the ingredients in a jar with a tight lid. Shake them until the sugar dissolves, then pour over the veggies. Stir them from time to time to make sure they all get time in the marinade.

When the ham is done, take it out of the broth and wrap it in aluminum foil. This will keep it nice and hot until you serve it. Put the prepared green beans in the broth, and add water to come close to covering the beans. Taste it, and add enough ham bouillon to make it taste really good. I never add salt to this - the ham and the bouillon are salty enough. (If you haven't tried ham bouillon, you should. It is really good to have on hand for flavoring bean soups, vegetables, and all sorts of things).

On the stove top, put the pot on medium heat and bring the beans to a nice simmer. Peel and cut the potatoes, and add them to the pot. Put the biscuits or rolls in the oven. The beans, potatoes, and biscuits should be done at the same time, but if the biscuits are done first, take them out of the oven and cover them with foil or a clean dish towel to keep them hot.

While everything is finishing, drain the marinade off the veggies and put them in a nice serving bowl. In such a short time, they will have a nice pickly taste, but still have their own fresh taste, and be nice and crunchy.

Servings: 6 with leftovers
Prep Time: 45 Minutes
Cooking Time: 2 - 2 1/2 Hours

Source: Vicy, my Mom

By Copasetic 1 from North Royalton, OH


February 5, 2009 Flag
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I really need ideas for using up canned green beans.

Sandra from PA

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January 17, 20150 found this helpful

In a medium skilled I heat 1 Tbsp of butter and fry 1 can of drained green beans for about 5 minutes.

Meanwhile In separate bowl I wisk 3 eggs with little bit of milk(1/4 cup) and little bit of salt. Then pour this mixture on little bit fried green beans, cover and turn the heat down to low. Simmer for 10-15 minutes and it's done. It taste delicious.

I my self hate canned green beans, but this actually taste good.

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November 14, 2010 Flag
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I think rather than making the typical green bean casserole with mushroom soup for Thanksgiving, this would be a new twist on it.

August 6, 2011 Flag
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This is a way to serve green beans that has a lemony and nutty taste to it.

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June 8, 2010 Flag
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In a large pot, cook the bacon to render the fat and then remove the bacon to paper towels to drain. Or, if you have bacon fat that you've saved, heat a 1/2 cup until sizzling.

March 13, 2012 Flag
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This is real comfort food. The recipe calls for a full pound of bacon - you can cut that down if you like. I make it with the whole pound since we rarely eat bacon.

January 27, 2010 Flag
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Would anyone have a recipe for creamed green beans? I would really appreciate any help. It's not like the green bean casserole.

By Ellen from Holden, MO

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February 3, 20100 found this helpful

Thanks for the recipes.

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February 2, 2010 Flag
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Saute bacon until crisp; drain on paper towel. Pour off all but 3 Tbsp. drippings. Empty beans into skillet; add onion soup mix; heat thoroughly. Snip bacon into small pieces; add half to beans.

January 23, 2012 Flag
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These beans are a little tart and very tasty!

April 3, 2008 Flag
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I'm 6-generations Cajun, and all my family (including 3 Aunts and 5 Uncles) were farmers in LA, and therefore we had 'country' cooking all the time. Here is a recipe for the most fantastic green beans ever.

August 24, 2007 Flag
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Try this mustard flavored green bean and tomato dish.

May 8, 2012 Flag
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This is a great, kid-friendly, easy, microwave recipe with a great blend of ingredients.

September 13, 2010 Flag
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This is such an easy and tasty vegetable recipe. Can microwave or bake. My daughter calls it Green Bean Mush.

March 19, 2009 Flag

Place beans with water to cover in a saucepan; bring to a boil. Cook uncovered for 8-10 minutes or until tender; drain. Toss beans with garlic, salt, and pepper. Drizzle with oil. Serve immediately.

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