A nice way to spice up green beans. Good, but not for the kids! Be careful of adding extra salt due to the sodium content of some of the ingredients.

prep:
15 mins
cook:
25 mins
total:
40 mins
Servings:
4
Max Servings:
4
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Ingredients

Directions

  • Melt butter over medium heat in a large skillet. Stir in green beans, bacon, onion, green pepper, and garlic; cook and stir until onions are translucent, about 2 minutes. Stir in cayenne pepper, Creole seasoning, and black pepper. Cover; reduce heat to low. Simmer until vegetables are tender, about 20 minutes. Season to taste with salt.

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Nutrition Facts

249.06 calories; 8.83 g protein; 9.73 g carbohydrates; 19.5 g fat; 51.13 mg cholesterol; 554.63 mg sodium.Full Nutrition


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Most helpful positive review

BALDOR1
01/14/2011
I consider this recipe a treat because of the bacon. It is very good and is a good substitute for the typical green bean casserole at Thanksgiving. It worked well with the Turducken this year.
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Most helpful critical review

sassyoldlady
10/19/2009
These were pretty good. Made to the recipe with the exception of the creole seasoning. I was ready to put it in when I found I didn't have any! So added some paprika basil oregano thyme garlic powder and some red pepper flakes. I used my frozen green beans which were a little watery as opposed to store green beans so I ended up cooking them a little longer. I think the butter is unneeded in this dish with all the bacon in it. Unless you use just a couple of Tbsp and saute the onions peppers and garlic first then add the beans and bacon. The bacon also could be cut in half. Had a good flavor wasn't too spicy for us. I will probably make again. Thanks for the recipe.
(11)
23 Ratings
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sassyoldlady
10/19/2009
These were pretty good. Made to the recipe with the exception of the creole seasoning. I was ready to put it in when I found I didn't have any! So added some paprika basil oregano thyme garlic powder and some red pepper flakes. I used my frozen green beans which were a little watery as opposed to store green beans so I ended up cooking them a little longer. I think the butter is unneeded in this dish with all the bacon in it. Unless you use just a couple of Tbsp and saute the onions peppers and garlic first then add the beans and bacon. The bacon also could be cut in half. Had a good flavor wasn't too spicy for us. I will probably make again. Thanks for the recipe.
(11)
naples34102
05/28/2011
These were really pretty darned good and a far cry from plain old cooked frozen green beans. GREAT way to doctor them up but I can t imagine using the amount of cayenne pepper called for. I can t imagine there s an asbestos tongue around that could tolerate that kind of heat! And in our case I omitted it altogether. I sautéed the bacon then added red and yellow bell pepper (rather than green) for color then the garlic. Once that was cooked and seasoned I added the cooked French-style green beans. I used half the amount of bacon called for and it was plenty. My four star rating is assuming that the directed amount of cayenne will not be included.
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BigShotsMom
10/22/2009
I started with fresh green beans so I blanched them while the bacon cooked to not quite crisp(I only used 3 strips.) I sautees the onions garlic and pepper until the onions were translucent then added the beans and bacon back in. Since I make my own Creole seasoning mix I added 2 tsp and omitted the cayenne salt and pepper. The butter was unnecessary doing it this way and the dish was flavorful the vegetables tender crisp. This is a nice change from our usual green beans.
(5)
recipes need gluten
10/27/2009
Good side dish did not use the butter b/c bacon had plenty of fat used cajun spice b/c that's what I had. Many variations of spices can be used with this recipe as a base will keep subbing and inventing Thanx for the recipe
(5)
BALDOR1
01/14/2011
I consider this recipe a treat because of the bacon. It is very good and is a good substitute for the typical green bean casserole at Thanksgiving. It worked well with the Turducken this year.
(4)
Sondra
11/30/2009
We love these greenbeans. They're very tasty. If you like more heat add a little more cayenne pepper. Also you can cut the bacon down to half.
(4)
Dianne
07/30/2009
Spicy and fattening but good! I did not add the extra pepper or cayenne pepper I only used the creole seasoning (I made "Creole Seasoning Blend" from this site). It was plenty spicy. I also did not add any salt. The butter bacon onion and garlic mixture smelled heavenly while cooking! I think you could get by with decreasing the butter by half to reduce the fat in this dish.
(3)
MN Nice
07/29/2010
These are very delicious. I omitted the cayenne and left the salt and pepper for the table. We'll enjoy these again.
(3)
Saveur
10/22/2009
This is a very nice side dish. I used fresh haricot verts and sauteed them in olive oil with my onion bacon and garlic then added diced red pepper (what I had on hand and I like a little color contrast) and creole seasoning. I used about 1/4 teaspoon of cayene based on the previous reviews. They were very tasty. A great side dish for summer grilling recipes.
(2)