Creole Green Beans

smothered creole green beans served on a plate with green border
creole green beans smothering in cast iron dutch oven
Creole Green Beans
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Awesome Creole Green Beans...fresh green beans smothered with bacon, onions, tomatoes and seasoning in a rich stock and just a hint of Louisiana cane syrup sweetness. No-angst and packed with flavor, these will have ‘em coming back for more. This great side dish is guaranteed to go with any occasion and elevate any meal.
Servings Prep Time
8 Servings 15 Minutes
Cook Time Calories per Serving
1 3/4 Hours 123
Servings Prep Time
8 Servings 15 Minutes
Cook Time Calories per Serving
1 3/4 Hours 123
creole green beans smothering in cast iron dutch oven
Creole Green Beans
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Rating: 5
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Awesome Creole Green Beans...fresh green beans smothered with bacon, onions, tomatoes and seasoning in a rich stock and just a hint of Louisiana cane syrup sweetness. No-angst and packed with flavor, these will have ‘em coming back for more. This great side dish is guaranteed to go with any occasion and elevate any meal.
Servings Prep Time
8 Servings 15 Minutes
Cook Time Calories per Serving
1 3/4 Hours 123
Servings Prep Time
8 Servings 15 Minutes
Cook Time Calories per Serving
1 3/4 Hours 123
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Here's What You Do
  1. Slice bacon into 1" pieces; rough chop the onions, smash, peel and rough chop the garlic. Measure out the stock, seasoning and cane syrup.
  2. Fry bacon over medium high heat until crispy and the fat has rendered.
  3. Add the onions and saute until starting to brown, about 10 minutes.
  4. Add the garlic and stir well until aromatic, about 2 minutes.
  5. Still over a medium high heat, add the green beans.
  6. Sauté, stirring frequently until the green beans are starting to have a slight char.
  7. Add the creole seasoning and salt and pepper, mix well.
  8. Mix in the tomatoes and mix well with the green beans.
  9. Add the chicken stock and the cane syrup and stir well to combine all the ingredients.
  10. Bring to a boil then lower heat to a simmer and cover.
  11. Simmer on low, covered for 1 hour, stirring occasionally.
  12. After an hour, remove the cover, increase the heat to medium high and high simmer for 10 to 15 minutes until the sauce is slightly thickened.
Recipe Notes

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If you don't have Louisiana Cane Syrup you can substitute molasses. But try the real deal...get it here from Amazon!

 

 

 

 

I like fresh green beans for this, but frozen works really well also. I recommend keeping them whole!

Many commercial creole seasoning blends contain salt, as does commercial chicken stock. Make sure to give the green beans a taste before adding more salt.

Nutrition Facts
Creole Green Beans
Amount Per Serving
Calories 123 Calories from Fat 27
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 3g 5%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.3g
Monounsaturated Fat 1g
Cholesterol 7mg 2%
Sodium 327mg 14%
Potassium 254mg 7%
Total Carbohydrates 21g 7%
Dietary Fiber 4g 16%
Sugars 11g
Protein 6g 12%
Vitamin A 15%
Vitamin C 45%
Calcium 6%
Iron 8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Sweet ‘N Savory Green Beans

Sauteed Green Beans with Chile Peppers and Honey
Sweet n' Savory Green Beans
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Want a great but simple side dish they'll ask for time and time again? A little char on these green beans sauteed with garlic and honey is all it will take. Hot pepper flakes add another dimension that can't be beat.
Servings Prep Time Cook Time Calories Per Serving
6Servings 10Minutes 20Minutes 145
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  1. Clean the beans and steam for 5 minutes (until just getting supple). Set aside.
  2. In a wok or other large saute pan, heat the butter and olive oil over high heat, until butter is starting to foam.
  3. Add the garlic and chili peppers (if using). Saute about 30 second getting the butter full of garlic flavor but, not letting the garlic burn.
  4. Keeping a high heat, add the green beans and saute by keeping the beans moving in the pan until they are starting to wilt and char a little on the edges, about 5 to 8 minutes.
  5. Add salt and pepper to taste.
  6. Pour the honey over the beans and continue to shake the pan until all the beans are coated.
  7. Remove the pan from the heat. Discard the chili pepper and serve immediately.
Recipe Notes

This recipe is great with frozen or fresh whole green beans. If using frozen, try to get the steam-able in the bag kind, but either way, just warm them in the microwave until they are getting slightly supple. If using fresh, snip off the stems and steam them for about 5 minutes until slightly supple.

A wok works very well for this recipe, but if you don't have a wok, any saute pan will do.

A little char on the green beans is the key to making this dish delicious and special. High heat is a must. Make sure to keep the pan moving because you want to cook these up hot and fast and get some char without burning the beans.

If you don't have dried chili peppers, substitute a couple of tablespoons of red pepper flakes.  If you want to leave those out, this will still be a super delicious dish.

Nutrition Facts
Sweet n' Savory Green Beans
Amount Per Serving
Calories 145 Calories from Fat 81
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 9g 14%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 5g
Cholesterol 11mg 4%
Sodium 31mg 1%
Potassium 64mg 2%
Total Carbohydrates 15g 5%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Sugars 11g
Protein 1g 2%
Vitamin A 9%
Vitamin C 49%
Calcium 4%
Iron 5%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Charred Green Beans with Herbs

Charred Green Beans with Herbs
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This is a delicious but simple side dish which will really impress your guests. Its amazing how putting a little char on these green beans really helps intensify their flavor while the smoked bacon and herbs add a comfortable earthiness.
Servings Prep Time Cook Time Calories Per Serving
6Servings 10Minutes 15Minutes 61
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  1. Cook frozen green beans as directed on package. If using fresh, steam them for about 5 minutes. Set aside.
  2. Chop bacon into 1" pieces and fry in a cast iron skillet or wok over medium heat until crispy. Remove the bacon from the pan and set aside, but leave the rendered bacon grease.
  3. Increase heat, then add garlic to the pan and saute for only a minute or so, until aromatic.
  4. Add herbs and spices and mix well to combine.
  5. Add green beans and sauté.
  6. Let green beans char a little before moving them around the pan. Beans are done when they are nicely charred but not burned.
Recipe Notes

Using a 10 ounce bag of frozen green beans that can be microwave-steamed in the bag is perfect for this recipe. Its also hard to beat fresh green beans, but make sure to steam or parboil them for about five minutes before using. Although they are not the best, you can use canned green beans, but make sure to drain them first-no need to precook the canned ones.

You could substitute a couple of sprigs of fresh thyme and rosemary for the dried. Just tie them all together with some butcher twine and throw them in the pan.