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The cast iron skillet with bacon and green beans in it

Green Beans with Bacon, Onions, and Tomatoes

These green beans are always a hit at every holiday.
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword easy recipes, holiday recipes, vegetables
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Calories 142kcal


  • 6 slices bacon
  • 1 small onion diced
  • 56 ounces canned green beans
  • 14 ounces canned diced tomatoes
  • Salt to taste


  • Chop the bacon into 1/2 inch pieces and place in a large, hot skillet over medium heat. Fry until just starting to brown.
  • Stir in the onions and continue cooking until the bacon crisps and the onions soften.
  • Add the green beans and juice from the can to the skillet and scrape the bottom of the pan. 
  • Bring to a boil, reduce to a simmer, and cook for one hour, stirring in water or chicken broth as needed to keep the pan from getting completely dry.
  • Stir in the canned tomatoes (drained) and cook for a few minutes until heated through. 
  • Add salt to taste.


Serving: 8 | Calories: 142kcal | Carbohydrates: 16g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 10mg | Sodium: 192mg | Potassium: 557mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 1425IU | Vitamin C: 29.5mg | Calcium: 91mg | Iron: 2.6mg