Country Style Green Beans with Red Potatoes
These green beans and potatoes are a spectacular dish. I have been making themfor years in large quantities for special events at my church. The smokedturkey tails make an excellent broth that is seasoned beyond words. Let themeat cook until it falls off the bone for the ultimate flavor, at least 2hours.
Can Green Beans and Bacon Be Made Ahead?
Green beans can be made ahead of time if you follow a few simple steps. 1. Boil the green beans like normal, but cut the time down to about 3 minutes. 2. Drain and place the beans in the ice bath and as soon as they are cool, place in a paper towel and blot them dry. 3. Store the partially cooked beans in a zip top bag in the fridge for up to 2 days. 4. Then, finish making the fresh green beans with bacon as the recipe instructs.
Creamy Green Beans Parmesan
This is a really old recipe that I’ve had forever. They’re simple but good.You can substitute 1 pound of asparagus for the beans if you’d like.
Easy Green Beans with Bacon
Prep Time: 15 minutesAdditional Time: 15 minutesTotal Time: 30 minutesServings: 4 ServingsFinding an easy side dish for dinner every night can take a lot of work, butthese Fresh Green Beans with Bacon pair perfectly with any meal! * 1 lb Green Beans , ends trimmed and broken into pieces * 1 Teaspoon Olive Oil * 2 Teaspoons Butter * 2 Teaspoons Garlic Spread Seasoning with parsley * 1 Teaspoon Brown Sugar (optional) * 3-4 Slices Bacon * Prepare an ice bath by placing ice and water in a large bowl. * Wash the beans, snap the ends, and snap into pieces and drop into a pot of boiling water. * Cook for 4-5 minutes and then place in an ice bath. * Cook the bacon until crispy and remove to a paper towel-lined plate, reserving the bacon grease. * To the skillet with the bacon grease, add a drizzle of oil if needed and the butter. * Bring to a medium heat and add the green beans, brown sugar, and seasoning, stirring to coat. * Crumble the bacon and return to the frying pan (you can sop up the extra grease, or leave a little bit for extra flavor). * Serve immediately. * If using canned green beans: skip the boiling and add the beans directly into a frying pan after the bacon has cooked. Proceed as normal. * Read through the post above for all frequently asked questions about green beans. * May be stored in a covered container in the refrigerator for 4-5 days.Nutrition FactsEasy Green Beans with BaconAmount Per Serving (1 g)Calories 127 Calories from Fat 63% Daily Value*Fat 7g11%Saturated Fat 3g19%Polyunsaturated Fat 4gCholesterol 16mg5%Sodium 306mg13%Carbohydrates 11g4%Fiber 4g17%Sugar 5g6%Protein 6g12%* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.Bacon-Onion Green BeansFresh green beans are easy to make and even easier to eat when covered inbacon bits and onions that have been sauteed in apple cider vinegar and bacondrippings.This easy green bean side dish is a regular on our farmhouse table at holidaymeals like Thanksgiving and for easy family meals all throughout the year.
Tips for Making Sautéed Green Beans and Bacon
* If you don’t have garlic spread seasoning on hand, you’re welcome to use another favorite seasoning blend. Or, keep it simple and use regular garlic powder (you won’t need 2 teaspoons though). * We used regular pork bacon for this easy green bean recipe, but you’re welcome to use any kind you’d like. * These fresh green beans with bacon are best enjoyed right away while the bacon is still crisp. However, leftovers can be reheated in a skillet on the stove.
Easy Green Bean Recipe
I grew up on green beans — but they didn’t start out green, our green beanswere purple! They were slightly sweeter than regular green beans, butotherwise taste the same and will turn green after cooking.Our little one was pretty excited to help me pick purple beans last summer atGrandma’s house — so excited that she was eating them raw! Now to just get theothers as excited about green beans.Purple beans make me think of home and gardening every summer with my family.We worked long hours in that garden, but never as long as our mom, who issuperwoman. Our hands would turn purple from picking and canning beans duringthe summer and we would have to scrub and scrub when we were done. Isn’t itfunny how something you hated as a kid somehow becomes something you miss?I’ll be missing those chubby little hands one day too. Until then, I’ll keepsnapping pictures to remind me who he was.read more: Looking for easy sides? Try our Classic Baked Beans with Baconnext!
Can Green Beans be Frozen?
Green beans can be frozen as long as you blanch them first. Prepare the greenbeans just as you would for the make-ahead green beans. Place them in theirbags and press out all of the air as you seal them. Lay the bags flat in thefreezer and freeze.Green beans will last in the freezer for up to 1 year. We prefer to eat ourswithin 6 months, unless we have used our Food Saver. We should seriously betheir ambassador with how much we talk about it!”