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Hi and welcome to Cajun Cooking TV. Tonight we are going to show you how to make our favorite holiday green beans and new potatoes casseroles. So let's get started.
First we have several ingredients we'll just go with those real quick. I cut off about ten small new potatoes just kind of peeled them a little bit, cut them up and mix them. I have two packages of whole green beans, you could use the ones that are cut up if you like. But I like to use these, the whole ones. I got one cut up medium sweet onion and one red bell pepper for color so we are going to have some green and red color here. And earlier today I cooked some bacon and I cut these up into bite size pieces and I have a little bit of that bacon left-overs here. So, we're going to sauté the onions. Let's get started.
I've got a big pot here, a six-quart port, and I'll put our stove on number six, and I'm going to heat up two tablespoons of this bacon drippings, and this is going to make some very flavorful green beans. We're going to sauté these until they are translucent and then we'll -- we're going to boil the new potatoes for about ten minutes.
We've got some beautiful translucent onions here. That bacon part smells so good I could just eat it but that won't be very good. So now what we're going to do is boil our new potatoes for about ten minutes, I have got four cups of water here, pour that in. Pour in our potatoes and then stir. Here's a good little ingredient right here, it's Shrimp and Crab Boil. And I am going to put just little bit of this. Don't want it too hot, but we want to give it a little kick. So, that was one teaspoon.
Also I have one teaspoon of salt here and one teaspoon of Tony Chachere's Creole Seasoning. So we're just going to throw that in there. Adds some good flavors mixing together. We're also going to put in one tablespoon of minced garlic, just like that. We're going to let this boil for ten minutes and we will be right back.
Okay, we're ready to put the beans in, it's been ten minutes, I can actually take a potato, actually break apart with a fork. So this time I put the beans and these are on whole cut green beans and packed in, so it is only really going to take about five minutes. So, we're just going to pour these two ten-ounce bags in here, and this is a good course in -- for your holiday meals or just any supper. So, I am just going to mix those up good.
And right now I am going to put in the red bell pepper I didn't put it in earlier because I didn't want it to just disintegrate because red bell pepper is really delicate. Now look at that. Just pretty with that red and green. And then I have this already cooked bacon bits here, cut them up into small pieces. I used to never be able to eat bacon but we have been very fortunate to have a whole foods here. And so this bacon have no nitrates or preservatives and it tastes just wonderful. So, we're going to let this cook another five to ten minutes. So, the green beans are soft and tendered. And now we will be ready to eat.
Hi! We are back and we've got some -- just green beans and red peppers, new potatoes, and bacon bits. I am so ready to eat. We're going to spoon this out into a casserole dish for serving. I can see all the beautiful colors here. This is a great holiday dish and a really quick casserole dish. And we're just going to top it with a little crunch, you can use the French-fried onions. I have some small bacons here. Just want a little crunchy flavor. So I am sprinkling in those, and you are ready to go to bring it to the table or bring it to your next party.
This has been Cajun Cooking TV, we've made tonight green beans and new potatoes and we added some red bell pepper for a holiday color, and for the full recipe check it out our website, it's cajuncookingtv.com. Bye-bye!