What’s For Dinner Tonight? Bacon Green Beans!


What’s for dinner tonight?  Bacon Green Beans!  If you at all love bacon, you’re going to want to try this.  So easy to make with only 3 ingredients that you probably already have in your kitchen.

This entire recipe is “eyeballed”.  You can add more or less of anything to taste.

Take 7 or 8 strips of bacon (more or less to taste) and chop them into about 1/2 inch pieces.  Cook in a deep skillet on medium heat until it’s about half way done.  (I used a 12 inch cast iron pan.)

Add chopped garlic (not too finely chopped).  I really like to purchase the Christopher Ranch garlic from the Costco Business Center.  It’s really well priced and you don’t have any waste.  Plus it’s super convenient!

Keep that cooking for a few minutes until the garlic starts to soften.  This will get rid of the hotness that comes with garlic and give you a nice, mellow garlic flavor.  (Do not cook it so hard that the bacon or the garlic become crispy and well done.)

Then completely cover your bacon/garlic mixture with green beans.  I again usually have on hand a large bag of organic frozen green beans from Costco, but for this dish I really prefer the really thin green beans.  Fresh or frozen works fine though, just don’t use frenched beans or canned.

Increase your heat to med-high or about a 7 if you’re using gas.  Give it a stir every so often, bringing up the bacon mixture to the surface.  Basically all you are doing at this point is heating the beans.

Serve it up and you’re set!  This is a great way to dress up a vegetable if you have company, or just a fun way to get your kids to eat beans!  Bon Appetit!