Creole Green Beans

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"Found at a cooking-by-country (or region) website, just reading this recipe took me back decades to a time growing up when we would pick beans from the garden & cook them until soft w/onion & ham or bacon. I never cared what the main-course was as long as I could have a HUGE plate of those green beans. If it was my choice to make, I would definitely double this recipe! Enjoy!"

Original recipe yields 4 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (173.1 g)
  • Calories 155.5
  • Total Fat - 8.9 g
  • Saturated Fat - 2.2 g
  • Cholesterol - 13.2 mg
  • Sodium - 233.3 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 13.2 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 3.9 g
  • Sugars - 5.5 g
  • Protein - 8.1 g
  • Calcium - 62.4 mg
  • Iron - 2.1 mg
  • Vitamin C - 17.7 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.2 mg

Step by Step Method

Step 1

Heat oil in a frying pan. Add the bacon, onion, garlic plus parsley & sauté until onion is soft & golden brown.

Step 2

Add the beans, salt to taste preference & Creole seasoning. Reduce heat to low & cook gently for about 30 min or until beans are soft (Add a sml amt of water if needed to keep the beans from sticking to the bottom of the pan.

NOTE: We all know that green beans cannot always be in season when we want them to be. So in that case, you may use a good quality canned variety, but will of course need to reduce the cooking time to a point they are well-flavored by the other ingredients

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4 Reviews

Mia in Germany

Great way to have green beans! I used fresh parsley, otherwise didn't change a thing except for halving the recipe for the two of us. We had this with Shrimps and Grits in memory of our beloved and terribly missed twissis. Fly free forever, twisted one - and thank you for making our lives richer with your recipes, your good humour and your wit.


review by:
(28 Mar 2020)


Delicious green beans! I used thick-cut bacon and "Zatarain's" creole seasoning. Between the saltiness of the bacon and the creole seasoning, for our tastes, no additional salt was needed. Also, I covered the pan while cooking the beans, uncovering the pan near the end of cooking to allow any liquid to evaporate. We loved the little bit of zing that the creole seasoning added. Thank you for sharing. **Made for 2017 Football Pool**


review by:
(5 Nov 2017)


Great green beans. Loved the smokiness from the bacon and the creole seasoning put them over the top.


review by:
(1 May 2016)


Very yummy! For the last 10 minutes or so, I added some sliced turkey smoked sausage. Served with yellow rice. Oh, so good!


review by:
(7 Feb 2015)