Monday, January 27, 2014

Recipe: Quick 'N' Easy Bacon Green Beans

Need a quick 'n' easy side dish to go with your protein?

Here is my all time favorite "go-to" side dish recipe!

What is great about this recipe is that you can customize it to feed 
your family or a crowd. 

I promise there is no real science to it...

but for those who need measurements (i usually eye-ball it)
here some basic ones....

What you need:
1 lb fresh green beans (trimmed)
1/2 Tbs minced garic
3-4 strips of bacon, sliced
3 Tbs Grapeseed oil or a clean oil of choice 

Step 1: Rinse and trim your green beans

Step 2: Slice bacon into little chunks, add to a medium sized skillet pan. Heat on medium heat for 1 minute.

Step 3: Add beans and garlic to the skillet with  bacon.

Step 4: Drizzle the grapeseed oil over beans, just enough to lightly coat when mixed. 
( I love grapeseed oil because its cholesterol free and one of the cleanest oils. Plus it has a higher burn temp, so it doesn't smoke in your eyes like olive oil)

Step 5: Saute on medium heat roughly 5 minutes or until bacon is cooked and you achieve desired tenderness (I like mine with a little sauteed color to them..yum!)

Serve with your favorite protein!


Wanna try a little twist?

Variation: Sub out the green beans for some fresh sliced Brussels spouts!

Happy Cooking!

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