Saturday, November 26, 2011

Bacon Green Beans

 It's not Thanksgiving in my house without some bacon green beans.  My mother made these for us (and still does) every year for Thanksgiving.  They are such a hit that sometimes she has to make 2 batches of them.  My mom bakes hers in the oven, but I didn't have any room in the oven so I made mine over the stove.  These are fresh and absolutely delicious. 

We didn't have any leftovers!
6c freshly washed and trimmed green beans (I bought 2 packages at the store)
1/2lb nitrate free bacon
1/2 onion, thinly sliced
1tbs minced garlic
A pat of butter (optional)
a dash or two of white wine vinegar
sea salt to taste

1. Bring a large pot of water to a boil.  Throw in the green beans and boil 3-5 minutes or until bright green and crisp-tender.  Drain and set aside.
2. Meanwhile, cook your bacon over medium in a pan.  When browned and finished, move to a paper towel lined plate and crumble.  Pour out all but 2tbs bacon grease.
3. Add your onion and garlic to the bacon pan and cook until soft.  Add a pat of butter if desired.
4. When the onions are soft, add the green beans and toss thoroughly with the onions and garlic.  Cook a few minutes to warm.  Add a dash of white wine vinegar and add sea salt as needed.  Serve with crumbled bacon on top. 

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