My Favorite Way to eat Green Beans

07/22/2010 2:54 pm · 7 comments

by Sarah A Thrifty Mom

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

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.


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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