Green Beans and Tomatoes

  • Level: Easy
  • Yield: 10 servings
  • Total: 1 hr 25 min
  • Active: 25 min


8 slices bacon (not thick-cut), cut into 1-inch pieces 

1 large onion, chopped 

2 pounds green beans, trimmed 

Three 14.5-ounce cans whole tomatoes with juice 

Salt and black pepper

Salt and black pepper 

Cayenne pepper 


  1. Add the bacon to a large Dutch oven and cook over medium heat until light golden (not crisp). Drain off the excess fat.
  2. Add the onions to the pot; cook until the bacon and onions are golden brown. Add the green beans and tomatoes, and season to taste with salt, black pepper and cayenne. Stir gently to combine. 
  3. Cover the pot, reduce the heat to low and simmer for 1 hour.
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30 Reviews


These are really good. I was lazy and used frozen green beans, reasoning that it would be hard to distinguish between fresh and frozen after being cooked for an hour. I used Mexican spiced tomatoes and added a little extra chili powder, crushed garlic, and cumin. Will be making these again soon.

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