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Green Beans with Bacon and Tomatoes

 Green Beans with Bacon and Tomatoes
If needed, the recipe can easily be doubled or tripled to serve larger crowds. Garlic salt can be substituted for the seasoned salt if you like.—Cathy Bell, Joplin, Missouri
12 ServingsPrep: 15 min. Cook: 4-1/2 hours

Ingredients

  • 1 package (14 ounces) thick-sliced bacon strips, chopped
  • 1 large red onion, chopped
  • 2 packages (16 ounces each) frozen cut green beans
  • 1 can (28 ounces) petite diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon seasoned pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon seasoned salt
  • 1 can (16 ounces) red beans, rinsed and drained

Directions

  • In a large skillet, cook bacon over medium heat until partially
  • cooked but not crisp, stirring occasionally. Remove with a slotted
  • spoon; drain on paper towels. Discard drippings, reserving 2
  • tablespoons. Add onion to drippings; cook and stir over medium-high
  • heat until tender.
  • In a 4- or 5-qt. slow cooker, combine green beans, tomatoes, brown
  • sugar, pepper, salt, bacon and onion. Cook, covered, on low 4 hours.
  • Stir in red beans. Cook 30 minutes longer or until heated through.
  • Yield: 12 servings (3/4 cup).
Nutritional Facts: 3/4 cup equals 162 calories, 7 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 11 mg cholesterol, 538 mg sodium,

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Green Beans with Bacon and Tomatoes (continued)

Nutritional Facts: 20 g carbohydrate, 5 g fiber, 7 g protein.