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Old 10-30-2015, 07:36 AM   #1
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Green Beans Sauce?

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..

Thanks, Eric, Austin Tx.

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Old 10-30-2015, 08:04 AM   #2
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This one sounds pretty good: http://www.epicurious.com/recipes/fo...hallots-104502

I would use seasoned salt instead of regular salt for a bit more flavor.
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Old 10-30-2015, 08:46 AM   #3
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Blanch the beans in salted boiling water. Set aside.

Fry up some bacon. Remove from pan and crumble.

Dump out all but maybe 2T of the bacon fat.

Sauté the beans in the bacon fat till done to your like

Add in crumbled bacon stir and serve

No sauce needed

It's even better with bacon AND onions
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Old 10-30-2015, 08:52 AM   #4
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I would just toss them with enough bacon grease to make them shine.

At this time of year I like to plump/poach a few craisins in melted butter and add them to the green beans for a little color.

At other times a few slivered almonds, sliced mushrooms, chopped onions, minced garlic cloves, diced red bell pepper or hot red pepper flakes can give the green beans a lift. I usually sweat the additional ingredient in some melted butter or olive oil to soften before adding the cooked green beans.

The leftovers can be used as a simple salad if you toss them with a little fresh lemon juice, red wine vinegar, apple cider vinegar and some olive oil or you can go all out and make a musgo version of a salad niçoise, don't get hung up on the recipe just use what you have on hand.

Leftover Green Bean Niçoise Recipe | MyRecipes.com

Good luck!
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Old 10-30-2015, 12:27 PM   #5
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If she wants bacon green beans, do not ruin them with a sauce.
Bacon, salt and pepper. Cook on top of the stove.
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Old 10-30-2015, 01:43 PM   #6
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Ditto on the bacon and onions. As AB mentioned, I also sometimes add slivered almonds.
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Old 10-30-2015, 01:58 PM   #7
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Blanch the beans in salted boiling water. Set aside.

Fry up some bacon. Remove from pan and crumble.

Dump out all but maybe 2T of the bacon fat.

Sauté the beans in the bacon fat till done to your like

Add in crumbled bacon stir and serve

No sauce needed

It's even better with bacon AND onions

Just do this. It's all you need.
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Old 10-30-2015, 03:46 PM   #8
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Blanch the beans in salted boiling water. Set aside.

Fry up some bacon. Remove from pan and crumble.

Dump out all but maybe 2T of the bacon fat.

Sauté the beans in the bacon fat till done to your like

Add in crumbled bacon stir and serve

No sauce needed

It's even better with bacon AND onions
It's even more better with bacon AND onions AND toasted sliced almonds
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Old 10-30-2015, 10:59 PM   #9
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Nope, forget the sauce Eric. See above for the best advice. All I would add is don't expect it to be wonderful unless you put it together on top of your Mom's stove. It doesn't hold or transport well imo.
You can do the bacon and onions at home, and finish the blanched green beans on her stove top.
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Old 10-30-2015, 11:22 PM   #10
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Eric I just wanted to add that if you are near a Trader Joe's these are a wonderful choice for your dish.
They are frozen.
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