Bacon Green Beans

I came up with this recipe long before I began a Low Carb lifestyle. There is a certain local steak house that cooks their green beans with bacon, onions and garlic (from what I could tell). I LOVE them and wanted to try to replicate them. I have worked with the recipe and finally came up with a winner and wanted to share.

This recipe calls for canned green beans. I was brought up eating home-canned green beans. We would have a huge garden every year and my mom would can (or “put up”) multiple cans of different vegetables. We would eat them year round. Unfortunately, my garden has never put out enough green beans to can; yet. However, I do buy canned green beans from the grocery store. Yes, I know that fresh is always better BUT canned beans can be tasty too!

Bacon Green Beans
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Servings Prep Time
4 People (roughly) 15 Minutes
Cook Time
40 Minutes
Servings Prep Time
4 People (roughly) 15 Minutes
Cook Time
40 Minutes
Bacon Green Beans
Print Recipe
Servings Prep Time
4 People (roughly) 15 Minutes
Cook Time
40 Minutes
Servings Prep Time
4 People (roughly) 15 Minutes
Cook Time
40 Minutes
Ingredients
Servings: People (roughly)
Instructions
  1. To begin, we'll need to dice an onion. Cut a small (skin removed) onion in half. Lay the onion flat side down and cut it into small slices. Turn the onion a quarter turn and continue slicing; we are basically going for small pieces of onion. Next, take the garlic clove and lay it on the cutting board. Take your chef's knife and press the flat surface of the blade on the garlic clove. Press down on the blade with the palm of your hand. Basically we are smashing the clove. Be careful to keep your hands away from the sharp blade. Begin cutting the smashed clove into small pieces. I typically cut one way, then the other; much like we did the onion. Now to the bacon! I find that kitchen sheers work better for this task. Begin by cutting the pack of bacon in half, plastic and all! Take one half of the pack and cut that in half. Remove the bacon from the plastic. Hold the stacked bacon carefully and use the kitchen sheers to cut it into small strips. We'll break up the pieces while cooking.
  2. In a non-stick pot, add the bacon and turn your oven to medium heat. After the bacon begins cooking, use a non-stick ready spoon (plastic or wood) to begin stirring the bacon and breaking up the pieces. Cook the bacon for about 5 minutes.
  3. Add 2 tablespoons of the diced onions and the minced clove of garlic. Stir the mixture around to coat in the bacon drippings. Add 1 teaspoon of salt, stir to incorporate it in the mixture. Cook the mixture for about 5 minutes or unto the onions are slightly browned, stirring often. Remove the pot from the heat.
  4. Open the can of green beans and carefully add to the pot. Remember that we are adding liquid to hot bacon drippings. Add the 1 teaspoon of black pepper. If using canned beans, add about 2 cups of water to the pot. Return the pot to the burner and increase the heat to High. * If you are using frozen or fresh beans, add enough water to cover the beans, plus 2 cups. This allows for evaporation during cooking.
  5. Once the liquid begins to boil, reduce the heat to medium and cook for 30 minutes. Remove from the heat and enjoy!

    ** If using frozen or fresh beans, you'll need to cook for an additional 15 minutes, or until tinder. Remember that canned beans are cooked a little (blanched) through the canning process.
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  1. I would love for u to post more of those tasty recipes and if possible email them to me so that I can continue my low carb diet along w you! In this past year I have quit drinking beer and since gained weight that has got to go! I have been eating better but need country recipes to cook and enjoy as well as Jeff ( of course he’s skinny so he doesn’t have any problems) lol, but watching ur success has built my ambition triple!! So hook ur sister up!

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