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Recipes Using Green Beans

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Green beans flavored with a small amount of bacon bits.

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

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Recipe: Garlic Green Beans with Tomatoes

A different twist on green beans.

Ingredients:

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

Directions:

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

Recipe: Green Beans and Potatoes with Bacon

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.

Ingredients:

  • 1 lb of lean bacon, chopped
  • 1 med onion, chopped small
  • 2 lbs frozen or fresh green beans
  • 3 - 4 medium potatoes, pared and cut into bite size pieces
  • 1/2 cup water

Directions:

Fry the bacon up. When it is about halfway done, drain all but 1 Tbsp. of the grease off (I save the grease for cooking). Add in the onions. Cook until the bacon is crispy, and the onion is soft. Add the water, green beans, and potatoes. Cover and cook until the veggies are almost done, then leave the lid off so that it thickens up a bit.

Delicious!

By Copasetic 1 from North Royalton, OH

Recipe: Green Beans with Almonds

This is a way to serve green beans that has a lemony and nutty taste to it.

Ingredients:

  • 1 (1 lb.) pkg. frozen green beans
  • 2 tsp. olive oil
  • 1/4 cup blanched, slivered almonds
  • 1/4 tsp. lemon pepper

Directions:

Microwave the green beans according to package directions.

Meanwhile, heat olive oil in a saute pan over medium heat. Add the almonds to the pan, and cook, stirring occasionally until heated, about two minutes.

Transfer the almonds to a stainless steel mixing bowl. Toss with the lemon pepper. Add the beans to the bowl and toss again. Serve immediately.

Servings: 6 1/2 cup
Prep Time: 2 Minutes
Cooking Time: 5 Minutes

Source: The DASH Diet for Hypertension

By Robin F. from TN

Recipe: Green Beans with Bacon Vinaigrette

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

Ingredients:

  • kosher salt and black pepper
  • 2 lbs. green beans, trimmed
  • 6 slices bacon
  • 2 shallots, sliced or you could substitute green onions
  • 2 Tbsp. cider vinegar
  • 2 Tbsp. whole grain mustard
  • 2 Tbsp. olive oil

Directions:

Bring a large pot of water to a boil and add 1 tablespoon salt. Add the green beans and cook until just tender, 4 to 5 minutes. Drain and run under cold water to cool; transfer to a serving bowl.

Meanwhile, in a medium skillet, cook the bacon over medium heat until crisp, 6 to 8 minutes; transfer to a paper towel-lined plate. Let cool, then break into pieces.

Discard all but 2 tablespoons of the bacon drippings from the skillet and return to medium heat. Add the shallots and cook, stirring, for 1 minute. Stir in the vinegar, mustard, oil, 3/4 teaspoon salt, and1/4 teaspoon pepper. Add to the green beans, along with the bacon, and toss to combine.

Servings: 8
Time:5 Minutes Preparation Time
20 Minutes Cooking Time

Source: From the "In Style" website.

By Elaine from Belle Plaine, IA

Recipe: Green Beans And Potatoes

Ingredients:

  • 8 slices bacon, cut in 1/2 inch pieces
  • 4 lb. green beans, trimmed and snapped or cut in bite-size pieces
  • 2 big onions, cut into quarters
  • water, as needed (about 3 cups)
  • 10-12 small new red potatoes, scrubbed and with skins, halved
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/4 tsp. pepper

Directions:

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. Or use 1/4 cup bacon fat and q/4 cup vegetable oil. Stir in the green beans and the onions, if using, and cook until beans have absorbed some of the fat and turned bright green. Then add enough water to come to within 1 inch of top of beans. Cover and cook over low heat until almost done, about 1 hour. Add the potatoes, salt, pepper and more water if necessary.l Cook until the potatoes are done, about 15 minutes. If you want, you can scatter the bacon pieces over the top to serve. Makes 8 servings.

By Robin from Washington, IA

Recipe: Creole Green Beans

Ingredients:

  • 8 slices bacon
  • 2 (1 lb) cans green beans
  • 1 Tbsp. onion soup mix
  • 1 (1 lb) can stewed tomatoes
  • 1 tsp. sugar

Directions:

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. Add stewed tomatoes and sugar to mixture. Top with remaining bacon. Make 8 servings.

By Sandy from Graettinger, IA

Recipe: German Green Beans

These beans are a little tart and very tasty!

Ingredients:

  • 2 strips bacon
  • 1/2 cup minced onion
  • 1 Tbsp. flour
  • 3/4 cup liquid from green beans
  • 1/4 cup vinegar
  • 2 Tbsp. sugar
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1/4 tsp. pepper
  • 1 can green beans

Directions:

Brown bacon until crisp. Cook minced onion in bacon fat until soft. Stir in flour. Add liquid from green beans, vinegar, sugar, salt and pepper and bring to a boil. Stir in green beans. Stir gently until heated through. Serve with the bacon sprinkled over top.

Servings: 4
Prep Time: 15-20 Minutes
Cooking Time: varies Minutes

By Robin from Washington, IA

Recipe: Cheesy Green Beans

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

Ingredients:

  • 10 slices bacon
  • 2 (16 oz.) pkgs. cut green beans
  • 1 lb. mushrooms, sliced
  • 3/4 cup chopped onions
  • 3/4 tsp. pepper
  • 1 (16 oz.) jar Cheez Whiz

Directions:

Cook bacon until crisp. Drain bacon, reserving 1/4 cup drippings. Crumble, reserving 2 Tbsp. bacon. Microwave beans as directed on package; drain well. Add mushrooms and onion to reserved drippings in skillet. Cook on medium heat for 10 minutes. Drain. Add bacon, hot cooked green beans and pepper. Spoon into a 2 quart serving dish. Microwave Cheez Whiz as directed. Pour over green beans. Sprinkle with reserved crumbled bacon.

Servings: 10
Prep Time: 20 Minutes
Cooking Time: about 10 Minutes

By Robin from Washington, IA

Recipe: Green Bean Mush

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

Ingredients:

  • 1 can green beans, drained
  • 1 can peas, drained
  • 1 can cream of mushroom soup, can use generic
  • 1/2 cup cheese*
*Velveeta, cheddar, singles, any yellow kind you have on hand. Shred or tear singles into little pieces. Can vary amount of cheese to taste.

Directions:

Spray a 2 quart casserole dish with non-stick spray for easy clean up. Drain the 2 cans of vegetables; add to casserole dish.

Add can of cream of mushroom soup. Add cheese and stir. Microwave for a couple minutes until cheese is completely melted, stirring occasionally.

If you already have the oven going, bake for about 45 minutes at 350 degrees F. Adjust time to the temperature of your oven.

Source: Been making it so many years; don't remember.

By pvold from Grand Forks, ND

Recipe: Garlic Green Beans

Ingredients:

  • 1 lb. fresh green beans, trimmed
  • 1 to 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/8 tsp. white pepper
  • 2 tsp. olive oil

Directions:

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.

Source: A friend, Howard

By Raymonde G. from North bay, Ontario

Recipe: Zesty Italian Green Beans

Ingredients

  • 1 large package green beans, frozen
  • 1 can tomato sauce
  • 1 envelope Italian salad dressing mix
  • 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese, grated

Directions

Mix the green beans, tomato sauce and the Italian dressing in a pan and simmer on low heat until the green beans are done. Sprinkle with the Parmesan cheese before serving.

By Robin from Washington, IA

Recipe: Swiss Green Beans

Ingredients

  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 3 cups green beans, cooked and drained
  • 1 cup Special K cereal
  • 1 cup grated Swiss cheese
  • 2 Tbsp. margarine
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1/4 tsp. pepper
  • 1 tsp. sugar
  • 1/2 tsp. grated onion

Directions

Melt margarine, stir in flour, salt, pepper, sugar and grated onion. Add sour cream and stir until smooth. Cook and stir until sauce is bubbly and thickened. Fold in green beans. Pour into a 1 1/2 qt. baking dish. Lightly toss together cheese and cereal. Sprinkle over beans. Bake at 350 degrees F for 20-30 minutes.

By Robin from Washington, IA

Recipe: Country Style Louisiana (Cajun) Green Beans

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.

Ingredients

  • 1 large cast-iron chicken fryer skillet (approx. 14x3 1/2 inches)
  • 2 cans of Green Beans (32 oz.)
  • 3 Tbsp. bacon grease or vegetable oil
  • 1 5 inch link Andouille sausage

Directions

Slice sausage into thin (1/6 - 1/8 inch thick) slices and slowly saute in skillet until brown on both sides. NOW add bacon grease or oil. Open cans of green beans and pour all contents, including liquid. Spread green beans evenly throughout skillet and cover. Turn heat to SIMMER and let simmer for 2 HOURS.

Beans will wilt and appear to be 'fresh', no other seasoning is necessary. Andouille taste will be prominent. Check every 15-20 minutes, the final cooking should reveal very little liquid and wilted, 'fresh' green beans.

Yes, this is time consuming, but every good cook will tell you that every dish is NOT microwavable :) and NO!, ONLY CAST-IRON will deliver the taste. You'll waste time and ingredients with Aluminum, Stainless Steel or Porcelain.

CAUTION: You may have to double the recipe the next time it's requested :)

Tip for Cast-Iron Care

Season your ware the first time by washing well, then heating in an oven at 300 degrees F for 15-20 minutes. Apply either a heavy coating of Crisco shortening or spray with Pam. Let cool, wipe lightly with towel, but leave a light coating of your application.

NEVER, EVER EVER use soap to clean. After using, rinse well with hot water to remove all food matter. If burnt food exists, let soak in warn water until loose, then remove gently with wooden spatula. DON'T remove/chip the 'seasoned' finish. After cleaning, always wipe down with shortening or Pam. Rinse with warm water before using.

By Cajun62234 from Collinsville, IL

Recipe: Country Green Beans

Ingredients:

  • 1 lb. fresh green beans, trimmed
  • 1/4 cup onion, chopped
  • 1/4 cup fully cooked ham, chopped
  • 1/4 cup butter or margarine
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/4 tsp. pepper

Directions:

In a saucepan, combine all ingredients; cover and simmer for 15-20 minutes or until beans are tender.

By Robin from Washington, IA

Recipe: Herbed Tomatoes 'n Green Beans

Ingredients:

  • 3 green onions, coarsely chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 tsp. olive oil
  • 1/2 lb. fresh green beans, trimmed
  • 1/4 cup chicken broth
  • 2 medium tomatoes, diced
  • 1 Tbsp. minced fresh oregano
  • 1 Tbsp. minced fresh parsley
  • 1/8 tsp. salt
  • 1/8 tsp. pepper

Directions:

In a small skillet, saute onions and garlic in oil until tender. Add beans and broth. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 6-9 minutes or until crisp-tender. Stir in the tomatoes and seasonings; heat through.

By Robin from Washington, IA

Recipe: Cajun Style Beans

Ingredients

  • 1 lb. ground chuck
  • 4 cups pork and beans
  • 1/2 cup ketchup
  • 1 cup onions
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1 Tbsp. mustard
  • 1/2 tsp. cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 lb. crisply fried bacon
  • 1/2 cup green pepper (optional)

Directions

Brown meat, onions, pepper and chopped green peppers. Add to beans and salt. Add ketchup, mustard and brown sugar. Stir in bacon and place in casserole dish and bake at 350 degrees F. for 35 minutes.

By Robin from Washington, IA

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Questions

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Question: Creamed Green Bean Recipe

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


Most Recent Answer

By ellen tinder [8]02/03/2010

Thanks for the recipes.

Question: Recipes Using Canned Green Beans

I really need ideas for using up canned green beans.

Sandra from PA


Most Recent Answer

By Chris02/26/2009

Drain them, marinate in Italian salad dressing for at least 4 hours and serve them as your vegetable or as a topping for salad. No need to add any other dressing for the rest of the salad.

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Archive: Creole Style Green Beans

Ingredients

  • 6 slices bacon, diced
  • 1/4 cup chopped onion
  • 1/2 cup chopped green pepper
  • 2 Tbsp. flour
  • 2 Tbsp. brown sugar
  • 1 Tbsp. Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/4 tsp. pepper
  • 1/8 tsp. dry mustard
  • 1 can peeled tomatoes (16 oz.)
  • 1 can cut green beans, drained (16 oz.)

Directions

Cook bacon until crisp. Add onion and green pepper to 3 Tbsp. bacon drippings; cook until tender. Blend in flour, sugar, salt, pepper, mustard, and Worcestershire sauce. Add tomatoes; cook until thickened, stirring. Add beans. Heat. Makes 6-8 servings.

By Robin from Washington, IA