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Bacon Dijon Green Beans

Bacon Dijon Green Beans are Emma’s favorite! She raves about them every time we sit down to eat in the formal dining room for holiday meals. It was one of Drew’s requested sides for Thanksgiving when he came home from Denver, Colorado after missing the previous two year’s dinners. Recently,  they accompanied Jim’s beef tenderloin he prepares for Christmas dinner.  No matter when you choose to prepare it, it will be a hit with whomever is seated at your table. I like simple, and this is all that wrapped up in bacon flavor …and who doesn’t like bacon with anything?

Cook the bacon on low heat, turning frequently. You want this to be golden brown and crispy, not burnt. Place on a paper towel to cool. Remove pan from heat and allow pan to cool for a couple of minutes.

 

Whisk together the dark brown sugar, Worcestershire sauce and Dijon mustard. Whisk this mixture into bacon grease in skillet.

Add green beans to skillet and toss to coat. These green beans were bought frozen and thawed by cooking slightly in the microwave. You could use haricot verts, the thin French green bean, in place of these.  Return pan to burner over medium-low heat. Stir constantly for about 5 minutes.

Add in two pieces of  the crumbled bacon along with the diced roasted red pepper.

Cook for another 2 minutes. Remove from the burner again and crumble the remaining bacon over top. At this point, it’s ready to serve. ..What are you waiting for? Sneak a taste…and another one! I promise I won’t tell!! Pinky swear!

 

Bacon Dijon Green Beans

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This is a favorite side dish of many served at special occasion dinners. Doesn't bacon make everything taste better?
Ingredients
  • 2 pkgs.(about 1½- 2 pounds) of whole green beans or haricots verts
  • 4 slices thick cut applewood bacon
  • 1 T, Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 T. dark brown sugar
  • 1 T. Dijon Mustard
  • ¼ c. roasted red peppers, finely diced
Instructions
  1. Cook bacon on low heat in a large non-stick skillet, turning frequently, until lightly golden. Place on paper towels and allow to cool. Crumble and set aside.
  2. Take skillet off the heat.
  3. Whisk together in a small bowl the Worcestershire sauce, dark brown sugar, and Dijon mustard. Add mixture to the skillet and whisk it into the bacon grease well until blended.
  4. Add green beans to pan and toss to coat with mixture.
  5. Return pan to medium-low heat, tossing frequently for about 5 minutes.
  6. Add 2 pieces of bacon crumbled and finely chopped roasted red peppers. Continue to cook for about 2 more minutes.
  7. Take off of the burner again and crumble the remaining 2 pieces of bacon.

 

 

 


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