Green Beans and Tomatoes

Total Time:
1 hr 20 min
Prep:
10 min
Cook:
1 hr 10 min

Yield:
10 servings
Level:
Easy

Ingredients
  • 8 slices bacon (regular, not thick cut), cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 2 pounds fresh green beans, trimmed
  • Three 14.5-ounce cans whole tomatoes with juice
  • Salt and black pepper
  • Cayenne pepper
Directions
Watch how to make this recipe

Add the bacon to a large Dutch oven and cook over medium heat until light golden (not crisp). Drain off the excess fat, and then add the onions. Cook until the bacon and onions are golden brown. Add the green beans and tomatoes to the pan. Sprinkle in salt, black pepper and cayenne pepper to taste. Stir gently to combine, and then and cover the pot and reduce the heat to low. Simmer for 1 hour.


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I made this recipe today. It was very tasty. I added some chopped garlic cloves and made mini meatballs to simmer with the tomatoes and green beans. That's the way my Mom made it for us as kids. item not reviewed by moderator and published
These were okay. I found them to be too wet - too much tomatoe - they dulled down the bacon and onion. I think I will try Ree's other green bean recipe next time. This just didn't do it for my family. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Excellent flavor! The pinch of cayenne takes these over the top! My whole family loved them. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Great way to mix up a classic - was a hit. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Made these tonight for my husband. We both loved them! Used maple & hickory smoked bacon.....gave the green beans such a lovely, smokey flavor. I will definitely make these again. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made one minor modification, which was the addition of chopped garlic. Four cloves. We ate every last morsel. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Very good. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Very nice green bean recipe. I use 3 cans tomatoes with green pepper/onion. My husband really liked. This recipe will be a keeper of mine. item not reviewed by moderator and published
The person who felt this dish had no flavor must have left something out?? I fixed these for my "foodie" step-son. He liked it so much he used his spoon to get the last drop. item not reviewed by moderator and published
i used them for a Thanksgiving potluck at my office. IT is a keeper, good alternative to the more traditional green bean with french onions casserole. item not reviewed by moderator and published
awesome did it for a party all oved it item not reviewed by moderator and published
Another one for my books...I love green beans, can eat them everyday...just another wonderful way to prepare....I just love her!...thanks again! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I'm sorry...no flavor... item not reviewed by moderator and published
These were really great...very flavorful and so easy. I served them with Ina Garten`s herb marinated pork tenderloin and a potato gratin. I will definitely be making these again. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I always am assinged to bring the green bean dish to our family's Thanksgiving Dinner. Over the years I have brought many different green bean dishes, but nothing has gotten the family going back for seconds like this dish. The cayenne pepper is the secret. It's so simple and easy to make. I followed the recipe to the letter, cooked it at home then took it in my crock pot. Just warmed them up and they were fantastic! Thanks Pioneer Woman. item not reviewed by moderator and published
These were wonderful! I wanted a smaller batch, so I used 1 pound of beans, 3 cups of home canned tomatoes, 4 slices of bacon, and a handful of diced onions. I cooked them on the stove top for about 20 minutes total, part of the time with a lid on and part of the time with no lid. The sauce reduced to a nice consistency and they were a perfect vegetable side for our Thanksgiving Dinner! I think the tomato was a welcome contrast to the other components of our traditional feast. Thanks, Ree! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Fixed for the family with Thanksgiving dinner. Everyone loved it. Great change from the traditional green beans with cream of mushroom soup. I did substitute an equal amount of stewed tomatoes (original flavor for the whole tomatoes. item not reviewed by moderator and published
My family loved this recipe but not so much with our Thanksgiving dinner (turkey etc. We all agreed that for our tastes, it would be better paired with beef, maybe a brisket. Still, very good and will keep in the rotation. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Trying this tonight after seeing this today - headed out to my local Kroger to buy the fresh green beans since I pretty much had everything else . Didn't want to wait until TG so I'm having the green beans & maters tonight with pork steaks and cornbread stuffing. It smells divine as its simmering on my stove. Thanks Ree for this wonderful dish! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Very tasty! Fun to make...nutritious and great tasting! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Have not tried it yet. So I do not want to rate it.Hope you don't mind a piggy back note on your review. I have made an almost identical dish using 2 to 3 medium zucchili 1 small onion ,2 cans Italian Diced Tomatoes, ( NO Salt tomatoes, basil and garlic) plus 1 clove minced garlic. Cut the zucchili in thick ish chunks. Sauted only 15. Minutes...Topped with parm. Cheese. Since that is so good, figure this is great too item not reviewed by moderator and published

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