Green Beans With Tomato, Onion and Bacon

Recipe by MTpockets
READY IN: 40mins


  • 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)


  • 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.
  • Drain and immediately rinse with cool water to stop cooking. Drain and set aside.
  • In a large skillet, cook bacon over medium-high heat until crisp. Stirring frequently.
  • Reserve 1 tablespoons of bacon fat and drain off the rest and place bacon on plate covered with paper towels.
  • In the same skillet add onion and 1 tablespoons bacon fat and cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until tender.
  • Stir in tomato, garlic, oregano, salt and pepper into onions and simmer about 5 minutes.
  • Stir in green beans and heat through.
  • Add bacon and stir to blend.
  • Transfer mixture to serving dish and drizzle with lemon or lime juice.