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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 wedenoja from New Creek, WV
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.
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.
Source: Vicy, my Mom
By Free2B from North Royalton, OH
I think rather than making the typical green bean casserole with mushroom soup for Thanksgiving, this would be a new twist on it.
This is a way to serve green beans that has a lemony and nutty taste to it.
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.
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.
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.
These beans are a little tart and very tasty!
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.
Try this mustard flavored green bean and tomato dish.
This is a great, kid-friendly, easy, microwave recipe with a great blend of ingredients.
This is such an easy and tasty vegetable recipe. Can microwave or bake. My daughter calls it Green Bean Mush.
Place beans with water to cover in a saucepan; bring to a boil. Cook uncovered for 8-10 minutes or until tender; drain.
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.
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.
In a saucepan, combine all ingredients; cover and simmer for 15-20 minutes or until beans are tender.
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.
Recipe for Cajun Style Beans. 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.
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I really need ideas for using up canned green beans.
Sandra from PA
I don't think they taste that great unless they are home-canned. I've used them in green bean casserole (the kind w/ cream of mushroom) or in soups and stews. I have used an immersion blender and ground them up in soups like split pea or potato--it makes it green and healthy-looking!
I don't really like the taste of hot canned green beans. I prefer them cold or room temp. To make a quick salad, I drain a can of GBs and toss with a small amount of bottled salad dressing (Italian or Balsamic is good). A little bit of thinly sliced onion is good in this, too.
there is a recipe for fried breen beans. we tried them, they were pretty good.
Cheesy Green Bean Casserole
1 can cream of mushroom soup
3/4 cup of shredded chedder cheese
1/2 bottle of hormel real bacon bits (red label)
3 cans green beans (drained)
1 can chedder french fried onions
In small sauce pan heat soup, cheese and bacon pieces on medium/low heat. Stir until cheese is melted. Drain the juice from green beans, and put them in an oven safe dish.
Pour soup mixture on top of green beans, and stir until evenly coated.
Top with chedder french fried onions, and bake at 300 degrees until onions are slightly browned.
I also use crushed ritz crackers with melted butter poured over them (maybe like 2-3 T butter to 1 sleeve crackers) for a topping instead of the Frenches onions!
BBQ Green Beans
2-3 cans green beans
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 chopped onion
1 cup ketchup
dash of salt
dash of pepper
1/2 lb. fried bacon crumbled
Mix all ingredients in crockpot except bacon bits. Cook for 4-5 hours on low. Right before serving add bacon pieces.
Use them in three or four bean salad.
When I want to use some canned green beans & have something special, I put in about 2 cans of green beans, a dash of pepper, about 1/4 to 1/2 pound of sliced bacon, really thin sliced, cross way of strip, 1/2 of a finely chopped onion, then ad about 1/2 can of chopped tomatoes. Bring to a boil & simmer for about 40min. When I don't have fresh onions, I use chopped, dried, which I keep in the cabinet. It is really a fast recipe, which tastes like you spent a long time on them & they are delicious.
As has already been posted, green bean casserole, but put chunks of turkey or cubed, pre-cooked chicken breast. Add some crushed croutons, particularly if you can find them 10 for $10, if you'd like to avoid the traditional fried onion topping. Just put the croutons in a plastic bag and smack it a few times with a frying pan so you have smaller morsels. Use another soup instead of cream of mushroom. Cream of chicken, cream of celery and cream of broccoli are very nice with it, and throw in some cut up broccoli to get even more green veggies past the palate of fussy eaters, some onion, chopped celery, and even carrots are also terrific.
This is a good and cheap one, though it takes a little time. Cook a hamhock or ham shanks for 1 hour on a low simmer in a Dutch oven pot (put it in enough water to cover it). Make sure the pot is covered.
This can get pretty salty. I often pour off the water at this point and add fresh again to cover.
Add peeled, quartered potatoes and make sure water covers them and the ham. Cook on a low simmer, covered, for about 30 minutes. Then, add as many canned, drained green beans as you like. Cook another 15 minutes to a half hour until the potatoes are very tender, remembering to keep the pot covered to keep the heat in.
This is also a very tasty way to use up fresh green beans. Just put them in with the potatoes for an hour.
We usually have this with some quick biscuits or rolls and melty butter. The bread is great for soaking up the juices. This dish also tastes better the second day--if you can stop yourself from eating all of it. Enjoy!
You can mix a few tablespoons of tomato paste and some pepper to a can of beans in a saucepan. Then just heat it up. You may have to mix the tomato paste with the juice from the can first in order to avoid lumps.
take two or three green beans, wrap a small slice of bacon around them and bake till the bacon is cooked. Makes a wonderful appetizer.
I also chop them up and add to a lettuce salad.
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 tinder from Holden, MO
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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