Dress Up Your Summer Veggies with Bacon

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Just about everything is better with BACON!  It is definitely a staple in our house.  We can eat it for breakfast, lunch, and dinner!

Here is an example of eating bacon for dinner; one of many ways!  On days when I make my sheets of bacon, I try to make use of my bacon drippings by doing a dish that requires bacon AND oil.

I mean, really, what isn’t satisfyingly delicious when you cook it in bacon grease?

My Bacon Green Beans are a hit with the whole family!

Start with your sheets of bacon.  I usually try to do two to three cookie sheets of bacon at the beginning of the week.  Search for my bacon blog if you missed it!

Bake a foil lined cookie sheet of bacon on 350 to 375 for 15 minutes.  DO NOT discard your bacon drippings!  Please!

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You can keep going with your bacon on the same sheet to get more drippings (and more bacon).

Meanwhile, prepare your ingredients:

Wash and trim about 2 pounds of green beans.  Set aside.

Chop finely, 1 cup of white onion.

Using a garlic press, mince 5-6 cloves of garlic.  I love, love, love my garlic chopper!  You can find one here, and chop all of your cloves at one time!  My favorite kitchen tool!

Squeeze the juice of 1 lemon into a small bowl, discarding seeds.

Chop your bacon, and get your seasonings: crushed red pepper, black pepper, and Celtic or Himalayan salt.  Parmesan cheese if desired.
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Saute your onion and garlic in your bacon drippings until translucent.

 

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Add your green beans:


IMG_0781Once your green beans are slightly tender, but still crisp, add your bacon, lemon and seasonings.

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End with a sprinkle of parmesan cheese across the top!  I usually do this step on individual plates.

It’s that easy for a gorgeous, colorful, and delicious side that the whole family will enjoy.


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