Green Beans with Bacon
My Favorite Thanksgiving Side Dish
I've been making Green Beans with Bacon for Thanksgiving ever since I can remember or at least as long as I've been making Thanksgiving dinner. This is one dish that I would never get away with leaving out of the holiday feast without the family causing a fuss. I like to cook the green beans until very tender, however if you like crisp beans, cook them to your liking. The recipe is just the way I like it, but if you want to tweak it a little, you could add some toasted almonds, sauteed bell peppers or mushrooms and it would be quite delicious too. There probably won't be any leftovers, but if you do, this dish reheats very nicely the next day.
- 2 lbs. green beans, washed and trimmed
- 6 slices bacon
- 4 shallots, chopped
- salt and pepper to taste
- Cover green beans with water in a 3 qt. saucepan or dutch oven.
- Bring to a boil and simmer until tender, drain.
- Meanwhile fry bacon crisp, cool and reserve 2 tbls. bacon grease.
- Crumble bacon and set aside.
- In the same saucepan, add bacon grease and sautÃ© shallots until soft.
- Add in green beans, and bacon.
- Continue cooking until dish is heated through.
- Season with salt and pepper.
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