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Smothered Green Beans

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Updated May 17, 2018
Smothered Green Beans
10 Min
23 Min

What are these green beans smothered in, you ask? We've just got an answer for you... bacon! Yup, that's right. Our Smothered Green Beans pairs up with one of our favorite ingredients, along with a few others, of course, to bring you a side dish that's going to be in high demand from the very first time you make it. It's the perfect side dish recipe for any night of the week, so get in the kitchen and get cookin'!

What You'll Need

  • 4 to 6 bacon slices
  • 3 celery ribs, chopped
  • 1 pound fresh green beans, trimmed
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 red bell pepper, chopped
  • 3 plum tomatoes, seeded and chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper

What to Do

  1. Cook bacon in a large skillet until crisp; remove bacon, and drain on paper towels, reserving 2 tablespoons drippings in skillet. Crumble bacon and set aside.

  2. Cook celery and next 3 ingredients in hot drippings in skillet over medium-high heat 10 to 12 minutes.

  3. Add tomatoes and remaining 4 ingredients; cook 5 minutes or until beans are tender, stirring often. Stir in crumbled bacon.


The packaged pork tenderloins available in supermarkets, make quick, easy entree. Because they're already marinated, they can go straight for the package to your oven or grill.

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My mom made this when I was MUCH younger. Tastes just like hers. VERY GOOD!

This veggie side would be wonderful with just about any meat. Steaks, chicken, or even just to put out as part of a holiday spread! The red bell pepper with the green beans is so festive and reminds me of Christmas. Bacon is wonderful to add to many green vegetable dishes, I use it when making spinach, swiss chard, and even broccoli.

I don't give many 5s but I grew up with this green bean side dish and this didn't disappoint. Reminded me exactly of what mom made. Served it with pork and hash brown casserole. Great meal!


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