Green Beans With Tomato, Onion and Bacon

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 30 mins

I know there are plenty of Green Bean recipes but I couldn't help posting this one because it is a little bit different from the rest.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 lb green beans, cut into 2 inch pieces
  • 4 slices bacon, chopped (uncooked, reserve 1 Tbsp. of fat after cooking)
  • 12 cup chopped onion
  • 1 medium tomatoes, seeded and chopped (roma is great)
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 12 teaspoon dried oregano (or 1 teaspoon fresh oregano, chopped)
  • 14 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice (or omit juice and pepper and use 1/4-1/2 tsp. lemon- pepper) or 2 tablespoons lime juice (or omit juice and pepper and use 1/4-1/2 tsp. lemon- pepper)
  • pepper


  1. In a 2 quart saucepan, add green beans in enough water just to cover them, and bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer, uncovered about 15 minutes or until crisp tender.
  2. Drain and immediately rinse with cool water to stop cooking. Drain and set aside.
  3. In a large skillet, cook bacon over medium-high heat until crisp. Stirring frequently.
  4. Reserve 1 tablespoons of bacon fat and drain off the rest and place bacon on plate covered with paper towels.
  5. In the same skillet add onion and 1 tablespoons bacon fat and cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until tender.
  6. Stir in tomato, garlic, oregano, salt and pepper into onions and simmer about 5 minutes.
  7. Stir in green beans and heat through.
  8. Add bacon and stir to blend.
  9. Transfer mixture to serving dish and drizzle with lemon or lime juice.
Most Helpful

3 5

I used canned beans and canned tomatoes(garlic,basil,oregano seasoning in it). I threw in dash of salt and squueze of lemon. Didn't have bacon so added a few drops of olive oil. Still good w/o the bacon..picky husband had seconds. Will put on my rotation

5 5

Flavors were devine! I had leftover 'canned' green beans to use up, as well as dice tomatoes. Still delicious! The oregano and lime juice really make this special! Thanks for posting.

4 5

This was good and easy to make. I cheated and used a can of diced tomatoes. 3 slices bacon, minced dry onions and lemon-pepper seasoning. Steamed the beans in the micro first. I will try it with all fresh ingred. next time, just short on time this time around.