Saturday, January 3, 2009

Sauteed Green Beans

I'm not a big fan of the traditional green bean casserole. I am however, a big fan of bacon :)

Here is my preference for Thanksgiving green beans, sauteed in bacon fat, with some red bell pepper for added color and sliced almonds as a garnish.



  • 1 pound of green beans
  • 1 onion sliced thinly
  • 1 red bell pepper sliced thinly
  • 2 (or more) slices of bacon
  • salt to taste
  • almond slices
  • Clean and trim the green beans. Blanche them in boiling water or steam them until tender and put them in an ice bath to stop the cooking process and to keep their bright green color.
  • Cut up the bacon into tiny pieces and cook until crispy.
  • Add the onion and saute until soft and carmelized.
  • Add the red bell pepper and saute until heated through. I like to keep it a bit crispy.
  • Add the green beans to heat through.
  • Add salt to taste (this may not be necessary since the bacon is already pretty salty).
  • Sprinkle some almond slices on top and serve.


Esi said...

I think pretty much anything sauteed in bacon fat is awesome!! I don't like green bean casserole either :)

Anonymous said...

I bought fresh green beans today thinking of posting chinese chicken and green beans. Great minds think alike or what?

Your recipe looks can never go wrong with bacon!

Anonymous said...

Great idea for something besides your typical green bean recipe.

That Girl said...

bacon fat is so flavorful and salty!!!

What's Cookin Chicago said...

My husband is anti green bean but perhaps I can see if he'll give these a try since bacon is involved! Looks delicious!

Gigi said...

Wow these sound divine! Yum!

Patsyk said...

As they say... Bacon makes EVERYTHING taste better! Your green beans would be enjoyed at my house!

Sweet Cheeks said...

I can not stand green bean casserole, but this looks out of this world, great idea, all the yummy ditch the soup!

Linda said...

I love the look of your green beans--what a great idea!

Anonymous said...

I love the idea of bacon with the vegetables!

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