Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 15 mins

Made this dish in a cooking class I attended. Very good and you can vary the ingredients to make it a little different each time. Has become a family favorite.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Break fresh green beans in half and cook trimmed beans in salted water to desired tenderness.
  2. Saute diced bacon until brown, add onions and garlic and saute until onion is translucent.
  3. Add cooked beans, jar of pimento's, thyme, salt and pepper to taste.
Most Helpful

What a delicious recipe!! I added the optional mushrooms and waterchestnuts, but left out the almonds because my kids won't eat those. Very well seasoned and a great way to dress up green beans. Thanks for sharing this.

Sunflower July 25, 2002

These green beans are so good! I cooked the beans just until they were crisp-tender. Then I spooned off some of the bacon fat before finishing the dish. I added everything except the pimentos (didn't have any). We liked the crisp almonds and water chestnuts with the beans. Very nice side dish! Thanks JoAnn!

MizzNezz July 25, 2002

I did not add the jar of pimentos because I didn't have them in the house. I think that the beans tasted pretty good without them. It had a crispy, tasty difference. A sided dish that I will try again.

cookie j August 07, 2002