November 16, 2016

Green Beans with Mushrooms and Bacon

This is a re-post but as you can tell, I have green beans on the brain!

I wanted two cans of green beans to make a side dish for Thanksgiving (I don't like fresh or frozen as much for this particular dish) but since I was at Sam's Club and it was so affordable, I bought a case of 12 cans (for about the same price as 3 cans in the grocery store).  So that is why I'm posting a bunch of green bean recipes right now!  :)

It's a day/night I really don't feel like cooking but I know everyone is going to be really hungry after a busy, full day.  So, into the Crock-Pot when some BBQ Beef Ribs and I didn't think about it the rest of the day. 

That evening I took the ribs out, put them under the broiler (we were out of propane for the grill and I didn't feel like cooking over a campfire that night - all 3 great ways to finish up the ribs for serving) and got the juice from the ribs simmering on the stove with some brown sugar sweetener and reduced sugar ketchup to make a sauce.  It was NOW that I started to think of a side dish.  About 5-10 minutes before serving time.

Time for some good old Southern style cooking y'all.  Green beans with bacon and mushrooms it is!  You can absolutely use fresh or frozen green beans for this; just cook them on the stove or in the microwave first until tender while the bacon is cooking.

Green Beans with Mushrooms and Bacon

4-6 slices of bacon
1 small can of mushrooms or about 1/2 cup fresh, sliced mushrooms
1-2 cans green beans of your favorite brand and style or fresh/frozen pre-cooked til tender on the stove or microwave

In a large pan fry the bacon, flip and continue cooking til just beginning to crisp.  Add the mushrooms. Continue cooking the bacon and mushrooms together until the bacon is dark golden and crisp and the mushrooms are golden.  Add the drained green beans.  Heat through, season with salt and pepper and serve.

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Hamilton Beach 33967A Set 'n Forget Programmable Slow Cooker, 6-Quart
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