green beans

Garlic and Bacon Green Beans

Recipe courtesy of Adam Livow, Trenton Area Soup Kitchen.


1 lb fresh green beans, rinsed, ends trimmed

1/2 tsp salt

1 tbsp olive oil

1 tbsp butter

6 garlic cloves, minced

6 bacon strips, cooked, drained of fat, chopped


1. Put green beans in a large pot and fill pot with just enough water to cover the beans. Add salt and bring to a boil, then lower heat to medium low. Simmer for 5 minutes, then drain the beans.

2. Heat olive oil and butter in a large skillet on medium heat. Add minced garlic and cook it, constantly stirring, for 30 seconds. Add bacon and beans to put. Sauté on medium heat for 1 minute, until flavors are combined.

3. Remove from heat, add more salt to taste, and serve.

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