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Green Beans with Bacon and Tomatoes Recipe

Green Beans with Bacon and Tomatoes Recipe

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
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Cook: 4-1/2 hours YIELD:12 servings

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

  • 1. 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.
  • 2. 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: 162 calories, 7g fat (2g saturated fat), 11mg cholesterol, 538mg sodium, 20g carbohydrate (9g sugars, 5g fiber), 7g protein .

Reviews for Green Beans with Bacon and Tomatoes

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rmb0715 User ID: 7287464 193333
Reviewed Oct. 16, 2013

"Wonderful! I forgot to add the red beans at the end of the cooking time. Very yummy. Needs a little more time than 4 hours on low; I cranked my crock pot up to high with an hour until serving time. I too think the sugar could be omitted, but they are delightful! These would be good for a holiday meal as you could make them and forget them while prepping other items."

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CatMurphy User ID: 7117971 175817
Reviewed Oct. 14, 2013

"This was an easy side dish for the crock pot. I would leave the brown sugar out, if I were to make this again, because I think the tomatoes add enough sweetness."

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RobertRedchucks User ID: 7183038 189892
Reviewed Aug. 27, 2013

"This green bean dish was easy to prepare and tasty. I like the ease of using a crock pot."

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mousebear User ID: 4032989 189891
Reviewed Aug. 17, 2013

"Made it for a Church potluck and everyone loved it.. Had some leftover and hubby thought they were delicious. So I am sure I will be making again."

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