Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Smothered Green Beans- Follow up Recipe!

Flavorful and succulent, these green beans perfectly compliment the Stuffed Pork Tenderloin,
as well as uses some of the extra ingredients!

The Good:  This is a simple recipe that goes perfect as a side dish (especially with the Stuffed Pork from yesterday!)
The Bad: The recipe says you may need a little extra water, we used at least 4x's the amount!
The Ugly: Watch your water level closely. If it gets too low your onions and garlic will burn.

Suggestions before starting:
Keep a large sum of water nearby and ready to add.
To render just means to melt the fat.
If you are not sure if the beans are done... well try one.  You are the best judge for what you like!

Smothered Green Beans from All Recipe

Recipe Total Time: 50 minutes

Recipe Yields 4-6 Servings

Stove Setting: Medium High


6 thick slices bacon, chopped

1/2 cup onions, minced

1 teaspoon minced garlic

1 pound fresh green beans, trimmed

1 cup water

1/8 teaspoon salt

1 pinch ground black pepper


1. Place bacon in a large, deep skillet. Cook over medium high heat until the fat begins to render.

2. Stir in onions and garlic; let cook for 1 minute.

3. Stir in beans and water. Let the beans cook until the water has evaporated and the beans are tender. If the beans are not tender once the water has evaporated, add a small amount more water and let them cook until tender.

4. Season with salt and pepper (to taste) and serve.


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Sandy Elliott said...

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Thanks for following! I am here following you back! Cannot wait to read all looks delicious!!

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Morela said...

Wow that looks tasty!

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Kyla said...

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Have a great day!