By JoAnn on March 10, 2002
"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."
Serving Size: 1 (94 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 6
"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."
"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!"
"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."
"Wow! This is a great recipe! I just made it for Christmas dinner and everyone loved it. I did leave out the pimiento and mushrooms as they are not to our taste. I will definitely make this dish again."
"Used the mushrooms and leaving out the pimentos was the only change I made - my gang loved this with our New Year's Ham dinner. It is a keeper - thanks !"
"Excellent. I added mushrooms and used pancetta instead of bacon."
"Yum! Made this for Easter and it was very well-received. I added all of the optional ingredients - mushrooms, slivered almonds, and water chestnuts - added a nice crunch to the dish - thanks for a great recipe!"
"This was great simply with the main ingredients and none of the optional stuff. Even better the second day!"
"Great dish! Love the flavor and browned bits from the bacon give it a real 'homecooked' look. Delicious. You must drain the fat off though or it'll be swimming in it IMO. Thanks for the great recipe. "
"We loved these Green Beans! They were quick and easy to make and very crunchy. I am not a fan of pimentos, so left those out. Did add the almonds. Great!"
"I'll be generous in giving this recipe three stars. I actually tried a small portion of these and threw the rest in the trash. I think they would have been better if I'd used less garlic. I only like a hint of garlic in my foods and the full clove was too much. I can't imagine using two cloves! Maybe someday I'll try it using less garlic. But I do like a little bacon flavor to my beans. "
"These green beans tasted wonderful! I really loved the garlic and pimento in them, it really added to the flavor of them. Thanks JoAnn...."
"Wow! Add me to the list of this recipe's fans. This is one terrific green bean recipe. I think it's my new favorite. Made it just as described using the optional chopped almonds and wouldn't change a thing. Thank you sooo much, JoAnn. I'm looking forward to a glut of garden green beans soon and this is a great way to enjoy them."
"Rather than Green Beans...I added the ingredients to Basmati Rice... Sooooo, good. "
"What a great recipe. It made a good side dish to go with my Pork Tenderloin. I used the pimentos and the water chestnuts. Left out the mushrooms and almonds. "
"Wow! I have never had such a great green bean dish. I didn't have pimentos, but I did have roasted red peppers, and the flavor was awesome! Also, I used shallots in place of the onion & garlic. I didn't use mushrooms, almonds or water chestnuts since I didn't have any, but the dish is awesome anyway. And actually I think I prefer fewer ingredients. Thanks for such a great recipe."
"Joann, These are not Good Green Beans, they're GREAT GREEN BEANS! Even the kids liked them. I made a triple batch (20 people) for Easter and I ended up with a small bowl of leftovers. I'm making them again tonight. The bacon that I used was smoked with maple flavor, it added a bit of sweetness, but was fine. Thanks for sharing!"
"Instead of fresh green beans, I used frozen pole beans, and the flavor was awesome! Since I'm from the south, I've cooked green beans before with bacon and salt, but that's about it. I left out the mushrooms, almonds & chestnuts, but the pimentos really added a good flavor, along with everything else! Now with this recipe, we may have green beans (or pole beans) more often! "