Green beans are a staple for holiday meals. Whether you are giving them a quick sauté, making grandma’s green bean casserole, or adding them to a salad, they make an appearance in one way or another. Crispy bacon plus fresh green beans with the addition of mushrooms and onions make this dish these a perfect and easy holiday dish. It’s made with only a handful of ingredients and comes together in about 30 minutes.
Bacon and Green Beans
Cook the bacon. Heat a large pan over medium heat and add bacon. Cook for 4-5 minutes, flip, and cook for another 4-5 minutes until crispy. Once it is done, put on a paper towel lined plate to let cool.
Leaving the bacon grease in the pan, fry the onion slices. Add individual slices to the pan, making sure not the overcrowd, and fry for 2-3 minutes, flipping halfway through. You may have to do them in two batches. If needed, turn down the heat some to make sure they down burn. You want them crispy and golden brown. Remove from pan and let cool.
Add green beans, garlic, and salt and pepper. Sauté for 4-5 minutes until slightly softened. Turn down the heat to medium-low and add mushrooms, coconut milk, and a little more salt and pepper and sauté for another 3-4 minutes. Add to a large bowl or plate and top with crumbled bacon and fried onions.
Kelly is the girl behind Eat the Gains, a food and fitness blog dedicated to providing wholesome and delicious recipes that fuel both workouts and everyday life. She lives in Austin, TX and is also a CrossFit coach. While she has never met a veggie she didn't like, she believes in moderation and balance in your diet, which includes a spicy margarita every so often!