The BEST Green Beans Recipe – these are THE BEST green beans you will ever eat. We got the recipe from a caterer that catered a work lunch. OMG! SO good! Tender green beans, bacon, onion, red, yellow, and green bell peppers simmered in Italian marinade. Garnish with cashews before serving. This is our go-to green bean recipe. Can freeze leftovers for later. This delicious side dish is a must for your holiday meals.
1cupItalian Marinadenot Italian dressing - I used Lawry's Signature Italian marinade
salt & pepper, to taste
In medium pot, cook bacon until crispy. Add onions and peppers. Cook until onion is translucent and peppers are soft.
Add green beans, marinade, water salt and pepper.
Simmer for 30 minutes. Garnish with chopped cashews.
You can substitute 3 pounds of fresh green beans for the canned green beans if you prefer.
You can make the green beans in the slow cooker. Cook the bacon and add all the ingredients to the crockpot and cook on LOW for 4 to 6 hours.
This recipe makes a lot of green beans. It is great for a potluck or dinner party. You can make the beans ahead of time and reheat them before serving.
Can Italian Green Beans be frozen? Yes! Let the green beans cool completely and transfer to plastic containers or freezer bags and freeze. You can reheat in the microwave, slow cooker, or on the stovetop.
Please note, this recipe uses Italian Marinade NOT Italian dressing. I used Lawry's Signature Italian marinade, but any brand will work. Just make sure you don't use Italian dressing.