Friday, December 18, 2009

Sauteed Green Beans II

I'm not a fan of the typical cream of mushroom green bean casserole, so I served sauteed green beans instead.

I made something similar last year and used a lot of bacon grease and decided to go a little healthier this year. There's still bacon, but it was crisped and crumbled separately and just sprinkled on top. Still delicious and a bit healthier :)

- Green beans
- Red onions (or shallots)
- Mushrooms
- Bacon
- Oil
- Salt

- Clean and trim all the green beans.
- Bring a large pot of heavily salted water to a boil.
- Blanche the green beans until they're cooked but still crunchy.
- Immediately remove them from the water and plunge them into an ice bath.
- After the green beans have cooled, drain them.
- I did all this a few days ahead of time and put it in a ziploc bag in the fridge to make the day-of less stressful.
- Slice the onions length wise.
- Quarter the mushrooms.
- Cook the bacon until crispy and then crumble it into large chunks.
- In a large pan, heat a bit of oil.
- Add the onions and a bit of salt. Saute them until they're soft.
- Add the mushrooms and saute until cooked and slightly browned.
- Add the green beans and a bit more salt if necessary.
- Mix everything together until the green beans are heated through.
- Put it on the serving platter and top it with the bacon.


Catherine said...

This sounds like a great side dish for the holidays! Yummy!

Claudia said...

I don't do the casserole thing either - this is perfect!

Sook said...

My husband makes something similar to this and it's so great. Love it!

Sophie said...

We make a similar dish at home!!

MMMMMMM,...just so delcious, hey!

Cinnamon-Girl Reeni♥ said...

I don't really like canned soup so this is a big winner in my book! Looks delicious!

Dishesdone said...

This looks delicious!

MaryBeth said...

Bacon of course makes anything better....

noobcook said...

this looks simple and yummy!

That Girl said...

I love bacon cooked veggies! I've never thought about adding mushrooms, but it's such a good idea! Would work well for spinach too.

gaga said...

Mmm, you're right. Spinach would go really well with this too!

Chef Chuck said...

This looks so healthy! I like your blend. Thanks for sharing :)