Bacon and mushrooms dress up fresh green beans in this easy recipe - a perfect side dish for a Thanksgiving meal.
lb fresh green beans, trimmed
cups sliced fresh shiitake mushrooms (about 7 oz)
cup chopped shallots
to 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
teaspoon freshly ground pepper
In large saucepan, heat 8 cups (2 quarts) water to boiling. Add green beans; cover and cook 2 minutes. Remove beans from cooking liquid and immediately plunge into ice water until cold. Drain; set aside.
In 12-inch nonstick skillet, cook bacon over medium-high heat, turning occasionally, until crisp; drain on paper towels. Crumble bacon; set aside. Reserve 1 to 2 tablespoons bacon drippings in skillet.
Add mushrooms and shallots to drippings; cook over medium-high heat 5 minutes, stirring frequently, until shallots are tender. Add green beans and pepper flakes; cook 1 to 2 minutes or until thoroughly heated. Stir in crumbled bacon, pepper and salt.
If you like, substitute sugar snap peas for green beans.
NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING
Serving Size: 1 Serving
% Daily Value
- Total Fat
- 1 1/2g
- 1 1/2%
- (Saturated Fat
- Total Carbohydrate
- (Dietary Fiber
% Daily Value*:
- Vitamin A
- Vitamin C
Exchanges:1 1/2 Vegetable; 1/2 Fat;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.