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green beans with bacon and shallots

(5 ratings)
Recipe by
Vicki Butts (lazyme)
Grapeview, WA

These are great. I tried these one night at dinner with 6 people, and all agreed that they could eat these beans as the whole meal and forget everything else. I used pepper bacon which added a little more pizzazz.

(5 ratings)
yield 10 serving(s)
prep time 15 Min
cook time 15 Min
method Stove Top

Ingredients For green beans with bacon and shallots

  • 2 1/2 lb
    green beans, trimmed, cut into 2-inch pieces
  • 8 slice
    bacon, thinly sliced crosswise
  • 3 Tbsp
    unsalted butter
  • 2/3 c
    shallot, finely chopped (about 4 large)

How To Make green beans with bacon and shallots

  • 1
    Cook beans in large pot of boiling salted water until crisp-tender, about 4 minutes.
  • 2
    Drain. Rinse under cold water.
  • 3
    Drain well. Pat dry with paper towels. (Can be prepared 6 hours ahead. Wrap in paper towels; enclose in resealable plastic bag and refrigerate.)
  • 4
    Cook bacon in heavy large skillet over medium heat until crisp.
  • 5
    Transfer to paper towels and drain.
  • 6
    Discard all but 3 tablespoons bacon fat in skillet.
  • 7
    Add butter to skillet and melt over medium heat.
  • 8
    Add shallots and saute until tender and golden, about 4 minutes.
  • 9
    Add beans and saute until heated through, about 6 minutes.
  • 10
    Add bacon to skillet and toss to blend.
  • 11
    Season to taste with salt and pepper.
  • 12
    Transfer to bowl and serve.

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