Creole Green Beans make a perfect side dish to any Mardi Gras celebration meal. Since there is likely a 100% chance I won’t be making it to New Orleans for Mardi Gras this year, it does not stop me from celebrating at home by making some fabulous cajun / creole recipes.
The first Mardi Gras Celebration recipe is Creole Green Beans. These are one of my favorite side dishes to order at Cajun Seafood restaurants. They are savory and spicy and delicious. With bacon, onions, tomatoes, chilies, and cajun seasoning it has to be amazing.
These Creole Green Beans are loaded with flavor and complement other Cajun or Creole Dishes as well such as Cajun Blackened Chicken, Maque Choux, Baked Chicken Creole, and finish it off with Bananas Foster Upside Down Cupcakes.
Be looking for more Mardi Gras recipes on Flavor Mosaic in the coming days before Fat Tuesday.
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- 1 package (16 ounces) frozen cut green beans (use fresh if you have them)
- 5 pieces of bacon, cooked, diced (optional)
- 1 medium onion, chopped
- 1 clove garlic, minced
- 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ½ teaspoon pepper
- 1 teaspoon cajun seasoning
- 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) diced tomatoes with green chilies, undrained
- Cook beans according to package directions. Meanwhile, in a skillet, over medium heat, cook bacon until it is crisp. Remove bacon. Stir in chopped onion and cook for about 5 minutes or until clear. Stir in minced garlic for about 1 minute.
- Stir in the Worcestershire sauce, salt and pepper until blended. Stir in diced tomatoes and chilies. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes. Drain green beans and add to skillet. Stir in bacon until evenly distributed.
If you like this recipe, you may also like my Balsamic Bacon Green Beans.
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