Spicy Green Beans with Bacon and Tomatoes Recipe

Spicy Green Beans with Bacon and Tomatoes Recipe

How To Make Spicy Green Beans with Bacon and Tomatoes

Level up your Thanksgiving sides with a serving of these tender green beans, tossed with savory bacon and crushed red pepper, for a dish with a kick!

Preparation: 10 minutes
Cooking: 54 minutes
Total: 1 hour 4 minutes

Serves:

Ingredients

  • ¼cupextra virgin olive oil
  • ½lbbacon,smoky slab
  • 1large white onion
  • 4large garlic cloves
  • 3lbsgreen beans
  • ½tspred pepper,crushed
  • 35ozItalian tomatoes,(1 can), peeled
  • 2cupschicken stock
  • 2bay leaves
  • salt

Instructions

  1. In a large enameled cast-iron casserole, heat the olive oil until shimmering. Add the bacon and cook over moderate heat, stirring, for about 8 minutes, until crisp. Using a slotted spoon, transfer the bacon to a plate.

  2. Add the onion and garlic to the casserole and cook, stirring, for about 8 minutes, until softened. Add the green beans and crushed red pepper and cook, tossing, for about 3 minutes, until the beans are coated with fat and just beginning to soften.

  3. Add the tomatoes, chicken stock, bay leaves and crisp bacon, season with salt and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat to moderately low, cover partially and cook, stirring occasionally, for about 20 minutes, until the beans are tender.

  4. Using a slotted spoon, transfer the beans to a large bowl.

  5. Boil the cooking liquid over high heat for 15 minutes until reduced by half. Return the beans to the casserole and heat through.

  6. Transfer to a bowl; discard the bay leaves.

  7. Serve warm or at room temperature, and enjoy!

Recipe Notes

 Make Ahead: The green beans can be refrigerated for up to 2 days

Nutrition

  • Calories: 190.87kcal
  • Fat: 12.93g
  • Saturated Fat: 3.35g
  • Trans Fat: 0.03g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 6.85g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 1.98g
  • Carbohydrates: 14.58g
  • Fiber: 4.33g
  • Sugar: 7.24g
  • Protein: 6.45g
  • Cholesterol: 13.67mg
  • Sodium: 636.90mg
  • Calcium: 59.42mg
  • Potassium: 540.53mg
  • Iron: 1.68mg
  • Vitamin A: 77.41µg
  • Vitamin C: 26.90mg
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