A cheerful heart is good medicine, but a crushed spirit dries up the bones. Proverbs 17:22

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Bacon + Fresh Green Beans= Happy Taste Buds!

I know that veggies are best for you and more nutritious when eaten raw. And I do eat them raw, a lot. BUT when you want your veggies cooked and you want to make them happy then look no further than bacon.

A little bacon makes my green beans happy!

Here’s what you do.

First get ya some of that good bacon without the nitrates and junk in it. I spend a little more money on the good kind because we really don’t eat a lot of bacon, but when we do I don’t want it to be full of junk.

Second, lay the whole thing of bacon out flat and cut off a 1/4 of it. Then cut it into bite size pieces in a skillet and cook until crispy.



Next, take your cooked bacon and drain it on a paper towel until ready to use.


What your left with is what I like to call “liquid gold”. Just go a head and leave that in your pan.  If it’s any more than a TBS, I usually take a little out. Now at this point you can add a chopped onion and sauté’ it until done and THEN add the green beans, but I didn’t do that on this occasion and it was just fine. Trust me.


Don’t these green beans look good? Good but not happy.


Take those fresh green beans and throw them in the skillet with the bacon grease and a 1/3 cup of water and simmer covered for 20-25 minutes.


They should look just about like this when done. Go ahead and salt and pepper to taste. I even throw in a little garlic powder.


Now is the time to make those green beans happy. Take your cooked bacon and toss it in with your green beans and heat through.

Now THESE are happy green beans.



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Bacon Green Bean Recipe


  1. This looks really good. I steam almost all of my veggies, because otherwise it's like a rot0-rooter in my system :) Oh, and if you have any kind of gut issues, steaming helps make them soft enough for your tummy to digest. Okay...sorry if that was gross :) :)

    I love green beans and bacon :) :) Yummy :) :) Thanks for this easy recipe :) :) Love and hugs from the ocean shores of California, Heather :) :) :)

  2. They look so yummy!!! Thanks for sharing!

  3. My mouth is watering, Kim! I bet those green beans were from your garden, weren't they? Looks delicious!

  4. Bacon in green beans is definitely a winning combination!

  5. So yummy!! Even better with those beauties fresh from your garden!

    Big I-need-to-buy-fresh-veggie-shipments-from-you-'cause-I'm-not-good-at-gardening size hugs to you!! Love you my garden-fresh friend! LOL! :)


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