Cajun-Style Green Beans With Tabasco

Total Time
15 mins
15 mins

A recipe I found on the floor of a department store while shopping. The Mcllhenny Company, they of celebrated Tabasco fame, included for promotion a free recipe with the purchase of a men's necktie. I have been making this every Thanksgiving for close to ten years now. Can be made vegetarian with the use of vegie soysage or "facon."

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  1. Steam the green beans until just done but still maintaining their bright green color. Drain. Keep warm.
  2. In the meantime, in a small pan over medium-high heat cook the salt pork or bacon until crisp. Reserve the fat. (If using vegetarian bacon, you'll need to add a bit of oil to the pan for frying.).
  3. Reduce heat, add the minced celery stalks and cook about 2 minutes; adding the garlic and cooking another minute longer. Stir in vinegar, Dijon mustard, sugar and TABASCO sauce. Heat through.
  4. Remove from heat; stir in celery leaves.
  5. Toss with beans to coat. Season with salt and pepper and adjust seasonings if necessary.