Green Beans and New Potatoes
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 won’t get a good taste effect using salty canned green beans.
Give it a Cajun Recipe try – it’s a sure bet you’ll like it.
Ingredients for Cajun Green Beans and New Potatoes
2 (10-ounce) packages whole green beans (or fresh green beans if available)
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 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 Creole Seasoning, garlic, and a dash of Liquid Shrimp & Crab Boil.
Boil for about 10 minutes until potatoes can break with a fork.
Add 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 and New Potatoes
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.