Prep 5 mins
Cook 40 mins
The full flavors of Louisiana cooking complement green beans. A borrowed recipe from emazing.
- 4 slices bacon, diced
- 1 medium onion, diced
- 1 medium green bell pepper, diced
- 1⁄2 teaspoon garlic, minced
- 2 cups crushed tomatoes (canned)
- to taste hot sauce
- 1 1⁄2 lbs green beans
- Brown the bacon in a saucepan.
- Add the onions and green pepper.
- Cook until just soft.
- Add the garlic and cook for 1 minute longer.
- Add the tomatoes and hot sauce.
- Simmer for 30 minutes over low heat.
- Snap the ends off of the beans and cook them in boiling water until soft.
- Toss them in the sauce.
- Serve warm.
My Cajun grandmother does green beans this same way(minus the tomatoes and green pepper).We always add a teaspoon or so of sugar to ours so I added it to this too!!Ooooh weee this were good!I let 'em simmer for a while longer with the tomatoes and we couldnt have asked for a better side dish!Thanks for sharing!!
These were delicious. I didn't have a green pepper, but I am sure that only adds to the flavor. It was a delightful change of pace. Even my children who complain when I spice things up loved it.I added some Frank's Hot Sauce and some Tony Chachere's cajun seasoning. Yum! Also, I just added the beans to the sauce and simmered until they were good and tender.
Great recipe. I also add Tony Cachere's cajun seasoning, mild green chilis and New Mexico Hatch chilis. My husband loves this.