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“Spanish” Green Beans

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Made with canned green beans (don’t be hatin’—you can use fresh if you like), canned whole tomatoes, and a delightful base of sauteed bacon and diced onions, the dish is finished off with a healthy dose of cayenne pepper to elevate it to fabuloso. That’s Spanish, in case you didn’t know.

Ingredients

  • 5 slices Bacon
  • 1 whole Onion (medium)
  • 4 cans (14.5 Oz. Cans) Whole Green Beans (or 1 To 2 Poounds Fresh)
  • 2 cans (14.5 Oz.) Whole Tomatoes
  • Cayenne Pepper To Taste

Preparation

Slice the bacon up into 1 inch pieces and start cooking them in a large skillet or Dutch oven. Keep cooking until bacon turns brown. Meanwhile, dice 1 medium onion. When the bacon is beginning to brown, drain some of the fat and then add the onions. Cook, stirring now and then, until bacon and onions are both turning a nice golden.

Drain the green beans and add them right into the pan with the bacon and the onions. Next, throw in the two cans of whole tomatoes with their juice. Stir around gently and then cover and reduce heat to low. Cook for about 45 minutes.

When they are finished cooking add cayenne pepper to taste up to about ¼ of a teaspoon for a hotter dish. Stir gently and serve!

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Cindy on 12.29.2009

I have made these green beans 4 or 5 times. They never fail to make an impression on everyone. They are so good and taste like fresh beans. Thank you!! We love them.

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sneekymee on 12.25.2009

Made these today for our Christmas feast. They are fantastic. The flavor was incredible, and everybody loved them. They are so very easy to make . I’ll make these again and again!

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yixing222 on 2.25.2012

A great new way to enjoy one of my favorite vegetables. They were easy to make and had fabulous flavor. Yummy!

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Leslie on 7.16.2011

Really, really Good! I replaced the bacon with some smoked paprika and a little olive oil to make it more healthful and keep the smokey flavor…worked like a charm!

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krrbrr on 5.3.2011

This is the only way I prepare green beans anymore! LOVE it!

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yarbs on 4.5.2011

YUM! These are great!

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rivergirl10 on 10.11.2010

My family agrees that these are the best!!! I make them all year AND on holidays.

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