Updated: Nov 30, 2022
Green Beans has been a classic side dish for years, whether you cook them with potatoes or steam them, or serve them as the popular Green Bean Casserole, you just cannot go wrong with Green Beans. In my recipe, I prepared them in Butter, Garlic and Bacon, this is the way my mom would prepare them when she did not add Potatoes to the dish. I love potatoes nestled in green beans but if you are serving potatoes as a side dish, then preparing green beans this way is a great alternative.
I used the frozen whole green beans in this recipe, they cook up so nice and tender, but you can also, use fresh green beans for this recipe, using the frozen is a great way of preparing this delicious recipe without all the fuss of picking and stringing the green beans. Anything that can get me in and out of the kitchen faster, I am all for it, even professional chefs are finding quicker techniques of preparing delicious meals in a timelier manner.
You are going to love this recipe; the green beans cook up so tender, the butter and garlic along with the bacon just infuses the green beans. The cooking times in this recipe may vary, it depends on how many green beans you have, in this recipe I used 3, 1 pound bags, so I let them simmer for 40 minutes, if you are only cooking 1-2 pounds then the beans will not take as long to cook, with 3 pounds my skillet was full, so it took about 10 minutes longer to cook than usual. So, give this recipe a try, view the video and recipe, you will see just how easy it is to make and how to have an amazing vegetable dish on your table in no time at all.
GARLIC BUTTER GREEN BEANS WITH BACON
2-3 Pounds of Frozen (Whole) Green Beans
8 Slices of Bacon (Cut in Pieces)
1 Stick + 5 Tablespoons of Butter
1 Tablespoon of Minced Garlic
2 Teaspoons of Onion Powder
1 Teaspoon of Garlic Powder
1 Tablespoon of Seasoning Salt
1 Teaspoon of Black Pepper
In large Skillet melt 1 stick + 2 tablespoons of Butter, add Bacon pieces in butter until Bacon is lightly brown or begins to render off fat. Add minced garlic and cook for about 2 minutes, then add the Green Beans.
Tossed the Green Beans until they are covered in Butter, add Onion Powder, Garlic Powder, Seasoning Salt, and Black Pepper, stir together until well blended. Cover skillet with lid or foil and reduce heat to medium low to medium and cook for 35-40 minutes until Green Beans are nice and tender. Enjoy!