My favorite family recipes

Blistered Green Beans July 31, 2012

Filed under: Uncategorized — cablefamilycooks @ 2:01 pm

I saw this recipe in my Better Homes and Gardens magazine.  It looked delicious so I made it for my family reunion.  We all loved it and I didn’t have any to take home!  🙂

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1/3 c. apple cider vinegar

1/4 c. water

4 shallots, sliced

2 tsp. sugar

1 1/2 tsp. sea salt

1/4 lb. bacon, chipped (about 4 slices)

2 Tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil

2 lb. green beans, trimmed

1/2 tsp. ground black pepper

4 cloves garlic, thinly sliced

1/2 c. fresh cilantro leaves (or fresh parsley)

1 fresh jalapeno pepper, thinly slices (optional)

  • For pickled shallots, in a small saucepan bring vinegar, water, shallots, sugar and 1 tsp. of the salt to a simmer.  Remove from heat and let stand until ready to use.
  • In a very large skillet, cook bacon over medium heat 6 to 8 minutes – until browned and crisp.  Transfer to paper towels to drain, leaving fat in skillet.
  • Add oil to skillet and increase heat to high.  Add beans, the remaining 1/2 tsp. salt, and the pepper.  Cook, stirring occasionally, 8 to 10 minutes until beans are blistered and crisp tender.
  • Stir in garlic and cook 1 to 2 minutes, stirring until garlic is browned.  Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  • Transfer beans to a serving platter and top with cilantro (or parsley), jalapeno, bacon, and drained pickled shallots.
  • Makes 10 (3/4 c.) servings.

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