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Old 10-31-2015, 07:59 AM   #11
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Slice some onions and saute in butter till soft. Add a can of stewed tomatoes and bring to a simmer. Add blanched green beans, season with S&P to taste and cook to desired tenderness.
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Old 10-31-2015, 09:05 AM   #12
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It's all personal preferences, but I like a bit of marina (home made) tossed with veggies or veggies and penne. I've never done it with bacon, but don't see why it wouldn't be a good combination. Just a small quantity of marinara so you have beans with marinara, and don't have marinara with beans.

As previously noted, cook the beans just before serving.
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Old 11-02-2015, 03:54 PM   #13
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I think frozen green beans are already blanched, before freezing. I don't know that for a fact though. I would skip blanching frozen beans.
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Old 11-02-2015, 05:29 PM   #14
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I think frozen green beans are already blanched, before freezing. I don't know that for a fact though. I would skip blanching frozen beans.
I buy a large bag of fresh green beans, blanch and freeze in portion sizes. So, I'll bet you are right.
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I buy a large bag of fresh green beans, blanch and freeze in portion sizes. So, I'll bet you are right.
A friend of mine said that he didn't eat frozen peas, because they were bright green, unlike fresh peas. I have learned, from experience, that they turn that bright green colour when you blanch them.
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Old 11-03-2015, 07:25 AM   #16
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If your heart is set on a sauce, use a freshly made Hollandaise Sauce to coat the green beans. It pairs perfectly with the beans and bacon, and the onion and slivered almonds as well.

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Old 11-03-2015, 11:48 AM   #17
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Does mom want a sauce on her green beans since she specifically said green beans with bacon?
I would keep it simple for mom.
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Old 11-03-2015, 04:52 PM   #18
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you going to have enough suggestions for next 100 Thanksgivings.

use frozen green beans. make sure they are completely defrosted.
Use sliced almonds, toasted
Garlic salt to taste. Mix both into the green beans. Put in the oven until just hot. Take it out. While beans are int he oven. Fry bacon. Drain on a paper towel. Use fat if desired. Cut/dice the bacon into bight size pieces or smaller. Mix into hot beans. I suppose you can do that before putting the beans into the oven. Done. Supper easy. Do not overcook. All it needs is to be hot.
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It's all personal preferences, but I like a bit of marina (home made) tossed with veggies or veggies and penne. I've never done it with bacon, but don't see why it wouldn't be a good combination. Just a small quantity of marinara so you have beans with marinara, and don't have marinara with beans.

As previously noted, cook the beans just before serving.
I did green beans with my usual bacon/onion saute tonight. Your post inspired me, and I added just a little condensed frozen Pizza sauce with an equal amount of water, and steamed the dish till crisp tender.

It was the best green beans dish I've ever done!!

You're on the mark here Tenspeed!!! Thank you!
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Mom asked me to bring Green Beans but not Casserole this year as she will be making all the casserole dishes..

She asked for Green Beans with Bacon..

Do Y'all know what types of spices or maybe a very light sauce I could use?

I will probably use either fresh beans or frozen as I dont like canned green beans..

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Eric, I've been using a seasoning salt blend from Savory Spice Shop that is excellent on veggies. I use it to give some interest to something as plain as frozen mixed veggies. On bacon green beans it would be great along with just some melted butter. They ship so it's available anywhere. Here's the link for County Clare Seasoning Salt.

They do some really good stuff - worth a look.
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