Louisiana Green Beans


Louisiana Green Beans

USDA MyPlate
Spicy or not, green beans prepared Louisiana style are refreshingly delicious and are a perfect side dish for picnics, potlucks or your next family dinner.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Course Side Dish, Veggie Side-Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 4
Calories 50 kcal


  • 1/2 medium onion
  • 1/4 green bell pepper
  • 2 ribs celery
  • 2 cans (14.5-ounces) green beans
  • 1 can (14.5-ounces) chopped tomatoes
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes


  • Wash bell pepper and celery. Wipe off tops of all cans.
  • Peel and chop onion. Chop green pepper and celery. Peel and finely chop garlic clove.
  • Drain the liquid from the green beans and rinse with water.
  • Combine green beans, tomatoes with liquid, onion, green pepper, celery, garlic and red pepper flakes in a skillet.
  • Cover over medium heat and cook for 15 minutes until the celery is tender and the food is hot.


Smart Shopping Tips:
  • Store brands of canned products are usually cheaper than national brands.
  • Look for reduced-sodium varieties of canned vegetables.
 Cooking & Serving Tips:
  • Fresh green beans can be used in this recipe.  Cook or steam until tender-crisp and proceed with the instructions.
  • Add lemon zest with salt and pepper for additional seasoning if desired.
  • Pair with your favorite grilled meats, fish and poultry.
  • Experiment with seasoned canned tomatoes, such as those with basil, garlic and oregano.
  • Use leftover bell pepper in soup, salad, omelets or pizza toppings.  Freeze chopped pepper to use in cooked dishes in the future.
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