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Crazy Green Beans

My grandchildren have always loved this recipe.  It contains bacon, and they LOVE bacon, and it's colorful.  The fact

 

 

 

that it also contained tiny pearl onions didn't bother them (tiny is the keyword here).   It really doesn't take long to put

 

 

 

together if you have all the ingredients.  You can use fresh beans if you like but I use canned green beans for

 

 

 

convenience.   can my own beans but  I do buy store brands when they're on sale.  

 

 

 

Ingredients

 

 

  6  bacon slices

•  1½ cups frozen pearl onions, thawed and dried

•  2 cans green beans (14.25 oz), only drain 1 can

•  1 yellow  bell pepper, chopped (mixed colors would be nice)

•  ½ tsp sea salt

•  ¼ tsp black pepper

Instructions

1.  In a large skillet, cook the bacon over medium heat until golden brown; place bacon on paper towels; remove all but

 

     1½ tablespoons drippings. 

2. Add pearl onions and chopped peppers to skillet; cook until peppers and onions start to caramelize. 

 

    Add green beans,  combine and continue to cook, stirring often,  until most of the water is cooked. They are best

 

    when most of the moisture is cooked out.

Tips

•  Some grocery stores now offer colorful diced peppers in plastic containers.  These work great, and it's

 

 

   so easy to freeze what you don't use.

KEYWORDS

green beans, crazy green beans

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