Wednesday, June 11, 2014

In the Kitchen with Jason (and David): Sauteed Green Beans with Garlic and Bacon

As side dishes go, these green beans were fantastic. But then again, cooking just about any vegetable in bacon drippings and then adding crumbled bacon to them is a recipe for success in my book.

You cannot see the scallions but they are there. Oh and did
I mention that there is bacon mixed in there as well?

  • 2 1/2 pounds green beans, cut into 2 inch pieces
  • 3 tbsp. butter
  • 8 bacon slices, cooked and crumbled
  • 3 tbsp. bacon drippings
  • 2/3 cup finely chopped scallions
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • pinch of cumin
  • 1/2 tsp kosher salt
  • 1 tsp pepper
  • Bring a pot of water to a boil.
  • Add the beans and cook about 6 minutes, until they are crisp but still tender as well.
  • Drain the beans and run them under cold water, then set them aside for the moment.
  • Melt to butter with the bacon drippings in a skillet over medium heat.
  • Add the scallions and cook for about 4 minutes.
  • Add the garlic and cook for another minute.
  • Add the beans to the garlic/scallion mixture and cook for 6 minutes.
  • Mix in the bacon, cumin, salt and pepper and serve.
Use this recipe with caution, as many people who don't normally enjoy their veggies will be drooling over their plates and asking for more. You have been warned.

Please enjoy!

-Chef Jason


Bethany @ Journey to Ithaca said...

Yay, you post recipes! I'm always looking for new ideas for the kitchen. These look really tasty. :-)

Jess and Jason said...

My hubby is generally the one to post recipes, but from time to time, you'll see one from me :) Right now, he's doing a cookbook challenge and cooking all the recipes in the cookbook, In the Kitchen with David. We try to get one recipe up each week. I'm happy you're excited to get some new ones! It's always nice to try a new idea in the kitchen.