My Favorite Way to eat Green Beans

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IMG_3063To be honest as a little girl fresh Green Beans made me gag, they were fuzzy, and just gross.  BUT now that I am older they are one of my favorite veggies and I look forward to them every year.  Yes, you can buy them at the store, but fresh from the garden is the best!

You will need:

  • 2 lbs Fresh Green Beans Stems removed
  • 1 med onion sliced
  • 4 strips of bacon, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 4 tablespoons sour cream
  • salt and pepper

UPDATE: If you watched my live video you saw that I have changed the recipe some. I used frozen (fine) green beans. I also used 1/2 brick of cream cheese and 1/4 cup of heavy whipping cream to make the sauce instead of sour cream. These are adjustments we have made over the years that we found we like even better. Enjoy.

Makes 4-6 servings

IMG_3039If they are fresh from the Garden you will want to give them a quick rinse, to free and any “creepy crawly’s” and dirt.

IMG_3043You can either snap the ends off, or just chop them with a knife.

IMG_3051IMG_3055Add beans to a large pot of boiling water, with  big pinch of salt. Cook for about 5 mins ( you want them crisp, but not raw).  Drain and set aside.

IMG_3052Cook up 4 strips of bacon, till crisp…remove from pan, set aside.  Leave half the bacon fat in pan to cook onions.

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IMG_3053Add onions to pan and cook in the Bacon fat, over medium heat till they have started to caramelize

IMG_3056 Return the green beans to pan, with butter and sour cream IMG_3057Stir till well coated, turn heat down to simmer and let the sour cream and butter blend and thicken (about 2-5 min)

Season with Salt and Pepper

IMG_3058Top with crispy bacon, serve and enjoy!

I could eat this whole pan myself…..No Joke!

Thanks Tom and Sheri for this Recipe!

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