Green Beans with Bacon

Instead of that old standby of green bean casserole, try a new and tasty take on the traditional Thanksgiving side dish this year! Try these delicious green beans with bacon!

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Green Beans with Bacon

Green Beans with Bacon
Recipe Type: Appetizer
Author: Foodieaholic
Serves: 8
Ingredients
  • 1 egg
  • 2 quarts (8 cups) water
  • 1 tablespoon table salt
  • 1 pound green beans, trimmed
  • Large bowl ice water
  • 4 slices bacon, chopped
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon dry mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
Instructions
  1. Hard boil 1 egg. Slice with egg cutter and reserve for garnishing the final plate.
  2. Cook bacon in skillet until crispy. Lift the bacon out of the skillet to drain a bit on paper towels, leaving the bacon grease in the skillet.
  3. While the bacon is cooking, bring water and salt to a boil in a large pot.
  4. Add the beans, snap them in half to make them go farther (optional).
  5. Cook for about 6 minutes, until cooked but still bright green, don’t over cook or they will lose their beautiful color!
  6. Drain and drop into ice water for 1 minute to stop the cooking.
  7. Drain and let the beans dry on paper towels.
  8. For the bacon sauce, add the chopped onion to the bacon grease in skillet and cook until soft, stirring often.
  9. While the onions cook, combine cornstarch, brown sugar, dry mustard, and salt in a small bowl.
  10. Slowly add the milk into the dry mixture.
  11. Pour milk mixture into the skillet and bring to a boil. Let cook for 2 minutes, stirring often while it thickens. Whisk in the vinegar.
  12. To serve, place the beans on a platter and pour the sauce over top.
  13. Top with bacon pieces and chopped egg.

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