Spicy Green Beans with Bacon and Tomatoes Recipe

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Noémie
Noémie March 30, 2021
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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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