Cajun Green Beans
Cajun Green Beans and New Potatoes are a modern twist of the traditional holiday green bean casserole – without the mushroom soup. We recommend using fresh or frozen green beans in this recipe. You will not get a respectable taste effect using salty canned green beans. Give it a Cajun Recipe try – a sure bet you’ll like it.
Ingredients for Cajun Green Beans
2 10 oz packages Whole Green Beans
10 small red new potatoes
4 cups water
4-6 slices bacon (cut into 1 inch pieces)
1 small sweet onion (diced)
1 small red bell pepper (cut into strips)
1 Tablespoon minced garlic
1 Teaspoon Sea Salt
1 Teaspoon Tony’s Creole Seasoning
Dash of Liquid Shrimp & Crab Boil
Taking several slices of bacon, cut into 1 inch pieces. On medium heat, fry in a skillet until brown. Remove bacon to a separate bowl. Carefully pour the hot bacon drippings in a large 6 quart pot.
Sauté the diced sweet onion until translucent and tender.
To the pot, add 4-5 cups water, red new potatoes, sea salt, Tony’s, garlic, and a dash of Liquid Shrimp & Crab Boil. Boil for about 10 minutes until potatoes can break with a fork.
Add frozen green beans and bell pepper. Stir and lower the heat to medium-low (#3 or #4). Simmer 10 minutes.
Serving Suggestions for Cajun Green Beans
To serve at the table, transfer green beans and new potatoes to a casserole dish. Top with crunchy French fried onions or chopped nuts for a tasty holiday fare.
Don’t forget to make some corn bread muffins for dipping in the pot liquor.
Options: mix in a can of mushroom soup for an old fashioned green bean casserole and then, we top with a generous portion of shredded cheddar cheese and bake in the oven for about 20 minutes.