Sides

Herbed Green Beans

Mary Jo Tetters Walker / September 7, 2016

Transform canned green beans into a gourmet side dish with this simple, Southern staple.

Canned green beans can be bland. We suggest adding bacon, mushrooms, onions, and a collection of spices to the mix to achieve some delicious additional flavor. 

Herbed Green Beans cooked in a cast iron skillet.

Prep Time

5-8 minutes

Cook Time

20-25 minutes

Servings

2-4

Ingredients

  • 6 slices bacon
  • 1 cup sliced mushrooms
  • 1 cup chopped onions
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
  • or 1 tablespoon dried parsley
  • 2 tablespoons bacon drippings
  • 2 cans (16 oz.) green beans, drained
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon rosemary
  • 1/4 teaspoon marjoram
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
Herbed Green Beans cooked in a cast iron skillet.

Preparation

  1. In skillet, fry bacon. Crumble and set aside. 
  2. Remove all but 2 tablespoons bacon drippings from skillet. Sauté mushrooms, onions, garlic, and parsley in bacon drippings. 
  3. Stir drained beans into sautéed mixture with remaining seasonings and simmer 20 minutes. 
  4. Top with crumbled bacon before serving.
Mary Jo Tetters Walker

Contributed By

Mary Jo Tetters Walker

Mary Jo Walker is a friend of Lodge and a contributor to the cookbook A Skillet Full

Herbed Green Beans

By Mary Jo Tetters Walker

Prep Time: 5-8 minutes

Cook Time: 20-25 minutes

Servings: 2-4

Ingredients

  • 6 slices bacon
  • 1 cup sliced mushrooms
  • 1 cup chopped onions
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
  • or 1 tablespoon dried parsley
  • 2 tablespoons bacon drippings
  • 2 cans (16 oz.) green beans, drained
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon rosemary
  • 1/4 teaspoon marjoram
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
Herbed Green Beans

Preparation

  1. In skillet, fry bacon. Crumble and set aside. 
  2. Remove all but 2 tablespoons bacon drippings from skillet. Sauté mushrooms, onions, garlic, and parsley in bacon drippings. 
  3. Stir drained beans into sautéed mixture with remaining seasonings and simmer 20 minutes. 
  4. Top with crumbled bacon before serving.

Recipe by Mary Jo Tetters Walker for Lodge Cast Iron at http://www.lodgemfg.com/recipe/herbed-green-beans