Thursday, May 10, 2012

Bacon and Green Beans

We have been trying to eat more veggies lately. Often when we think of quick foods, it is something that comes in a box and all we have to do is add water and presto... deliciousness. This is one quick go to recipe that my kids have really enjoyed.

Bacon and Green Beans

Fresh Green Beans (not canned)
Sliced Almonds (optional)

I use the fresh green beans from Costco. Before you start, rinse them and chop
off the ends. Let them dry on a kitchen towel so there won't be any water
added to the bacon or it will splatter.

Use as much or as little bacon as you like. I usually go a little heavy as
my family really likes bacon. Cut it into pieces and start cooking it in a pan. When it starts
getting close to done, add chopped onions. Again this is a preference thing. Lets give it
a ration of 1/3 lbs bacon to 1/2 of a medium chopped onion. Cook until onions are
getting soft and translucent. Bacon should "almost" done, but not quit. After a couple
of attempts you will find when you like adding each ingredient. Drain off as much
bacon grease as you want.

Add green beans and cook in pan (you can add a lid to help them cook).
This is also when you would add your almonds if you desire. Stir periodically 
until they are done to your liking. We like ours with a bit of crunch.
Serve warm.

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