Green Beans with Bacon and Red Pepper

November 20, 2009 | By andrea | Filed in: Christmas, Holidays, Pork, Recipes, Side Dish, Thanksgiving, Vegetable.

green-beans-with-bacon-and-If you’re looking for a change from the traditional green bean casserole or just a new veggie side dish, look no further. This tasty recipe is sure to please! It combines crisp-tender green beans, sweet red pepper and smoky bacon, and takes only minutes to prepare.

Husband loves bacon on anythings so this recipe was definitely a slam dunk in our house. I’ve served it with turkey, chicken and beef, and it was great with all of them.

And for you vegetarians out there, you can saute onions instead of bacon and substitute vegetable broth for the chicken broth. You’ll still have a winner side dish!

Green Beans with Bacon and Red Bell Pepper
-recipe from Bon Appétit Magazine

An updated southern side dish. Makes 4 to 6 servings. 

6 bacon slices, coarsely chopped
1 pound green beans, trimmed, cut in half
1 large red bell pepper, cut lengthwise into thin strips
1/2 cup canned low-salt chicken broth

Cook bacon in heavy large skillet over medium-high heat until brown and crisp. Using slotted spoon, transfer bacon to paper towel and drain. Pour off all but 2 tablespoons drippings from skillet. Add green beans and bell pepper to skillet. Toss vegetables over medium-high heat until coated with drippings, about 1 minute. Add broth. Cover and cook until vegetables are crisp-tender, about 5 minutes. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Transfer to serving bowl. Sprinkle with bacon and serve.

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