Bacon Roasted Green Beans
It’s sometimes the hardest dish to make exciting. When I’m tasked with making the side dish for a dinner party, I always want it to be a step above. But sometimes adding too much to a quality vegetable, just adds calories and heaviness.
A few weeks ago, the menu was basic: steaks, salmon and twice baked potatoes. The side dish was up to me and I was on a search to find something simple yet superb.
The answer came from a coworker who suggested roasting green beans. Sounded pretty good and, better yet, pretty easy. So I searched for a few recipes, took the parts I liked from a few and came up with a fantastic creation I call Bacon Roasted Green Beans.
It’s pretty simple:
- Fry up 5-8 slices of bacon, set aside grease.
- Snip green beans then toss in olive oil and a few tablespoons of the bacon grease.
- Roast in the oven
for approximately 10 minutes at 400 degrees. Cook until beans are tender but still crisp.
- Top with crumbled bacon and almond slivers.