Green Beans with Bacon

Source: Christine Minx, Main Library
Prep time: 15 minutesCooking time: 15 minutesTotal time: 30 minutes


1 1⁄2 lb
fresh green beans, trimmed
1⁄4 c
bacon slices, chopped
green onions, chopped (white bottoms and light green parts of tops only)
1⁄2 t
1⁄2 t


Place beans and water in a large microwave-safe bowl. Cover with plastic wrap, and pierce plastic wrap with a fork. Microwave on HIGH for 4-7 minutes or until crisp-tender, or your desired doneness. Plunge green beans into ice water to stop the cooking process. Drain well, and set aside.

Cook chopped bacon in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat until crisp; remove bacon, and drain on paper towels, reserving 1-2 tablespoons drippings in a small bowl. Discard remaining drippings. Wipe skillet clean with a paper towel.

Sauté green onions in skillet in hot reserved drippings over medium-high heat for 1 minute. Stir in green beans, salt, and pepper; sauté 2 to 3 minutes or until thoroughly heated. Stir in bacon.