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!

Reeni said...

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

Carol said...

This looks delicious!

MaryBeth said...

Bacon of course makes anything better....

Noob Cook 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 :)