Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Green Beans with Onion and Bacon Vinaigrette

We grow green beans in our garden every year and can or freeze them. We usually have enough to last through the winter until the next growing season. This is one of the recipes that we use here at the Cottage for special meals, our family and guest always love this fresh green bean recipe.

Green Beans with Onion and Bacon Vinaigrette

Green Beans with Onion and Bacon Vinaigrette
Miz Helen's Kitchen
2 pounds fresh green beans
6 strips of bacon fried crisp and crumbled
1 medium yellow onion chopped
1 clove garlic minced
1/3 cup Agave
1/3 cup Apple Cider Vinegar
2 tablespoons Whole Grain Dijon
1 4 ounce jar chopped pimento's
1/4 cup toasted sliced almonds
Salt and Pepper to taste
Wash and snap the green beans. In a Micro Wave safe steamer, steam the green beans in the micro wave for about 5 to 6 minutes and set aside. In a large skillet brown the bacon, then remove the bacon to drain. Leave the bacon grease in the skillet this will be the base for the Vinaigrette. Heat the bacon grease in the skillet and add the onion, garlic, pimento's, Agave, Dijon, and vinegar mix well and stir until onions are clear. When the onions are clear, add the green beans and toss in the vinaigrette heat until the green beans are heated through. Crumble the crisp bacon into the mix and stir well, salt and pepper to taste. Remove from the heat. To serve garnish with toasted almonds.

Steam The Green Beans

Prepare the Vinaigrette


I sure hope that you enjoy this green bean dish as much as we do. Thank you so much for stopping by today, I always look forward to your visits, and hope you will come back soon!
Peace and Joy
Miz Helen
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  1. That looks really tasty, Miz Helen!! I love the sauce -- so many delicious flavors. We'd have to leave the almonds out, but I'm guessing you won't miss them too much with all those other yummy components.

  2. So fortunate to have your own green beans - and ANYTHING with bacon is good!

  3. I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving!


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