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Lily's Maple Bacon Green Beans with Slivered Almonds

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Category: Main Dish, Healthy Recipes, Beans, Vegetables

 Ingredients List

  • A big bag of green beans.. picked fresh
  • Several (maybe 4-5) pieces of maple flavored bacon
  • A handful of diced onion
  • A handful of sliced almonds
  • Flaked sea salt, large restaurant pepper, garlic powder


Start a pot of water to boil for the beans.

Trim the fresh green beans - just the very tips. You can snap these if you like, but I personally prefer to leave them long. I think they look a lot more elegant.

Cut the bacon into lardons - about 1/2" pieces.

Cut the onions into a small dice.

While the beans are boiling, saute the bacon over medium-high heat until about 3/4 done. It's important that you do NOT put the onions in with the bacon at the beginning. If you do, the water in the onions will prevent the bacon from browning and crisping properly.

Once the bacon is almost crisp, add the onions.

Saute the onions with the bacon until soft and translucent.

The water is boiling now. So add the green beans. We want to cook them until they are about 90% done.

At that point, drain the beans. I find a kitchen spider to be the best thing to use.

Add the beans to the sauteed bacon.

Turn them all around so the bacon fat can coat each of the beans. Now season them up with kosher salt, black pepper, and garlic powder.

Allow them to cook a couple of more minutes so the flavors can all meld together, then add a handful of sliced almonds.

These gorgeous beans are ready to serve now!

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