Prep 5 mins
Cook 40 mins
Found at a cooking-by-country (or region) website, just reading this recipe took me back decades to a time growing up when we would pick beans from the garden & cook them until soft w/a combo of onion w/ham or bacon. I never cared when the main-course was as long as I could have a HUGE plate of those green beans. If it was my choice to make, I would definitely dbl this recipe! Enjoy!
- 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
- 6 slices streaky bacon (cut into bite-sized pieces)
- 3 garlic cloves, crushed
- 1 lb fresh green beans (left whole)
- 1 large onion, chopped
- 1 tablespoon dried parsley
- 1 teaspoon creole seasoning
- Heat oil in a frying pan. Add the bacon, onion, garlic plus parsley & sauté until onion is soft & golden brown.
- Add the beans, salt to taste preference & Creole seasoning. Reduce heat to low & cook gently for about 30 min or until beans are soft (Add a sml amt of water if needed to keep the beans from sticking to the bottom of the pan.
- HINT: Try pairing these beans w/my also newly entered Creole Meatloaf recipe & your favorite thick mashed potatoes. Yum!
I found I really enjoy the Cajun/Creole flavors during our Quest/ZWT events and this was so good!! I did use canned French Style green beans, the grease from the bacon (for the oil) and red onion, but otherwise, used the items called for in the recipe. I did cut back a bit on the Creole seasoning, as I didn't have a full pound of green beans.
Exquisite! Even if your fresh green beans have turned and you have to use canned ones. I used the spices from Creole Seasoning and some apple hardwood smoked bacon. It was in chunks of meat versus stripes, with less fat, so I just added some extra oil. After the onions were softened, I simmered the beans for about 10 min to heat them and to make sure the bacon was done. Really outstanding. ZWT9
So simple and good. Thanks for sharing twissis. Made for ZWT9.