I love fresh green beans in any shape or form, but when you can mix them with bacon and caramelized shallots, I mean come on. It almost seems like I am cheating. I mean getting this much yummy flavor into something shouldn’t be this easy!
You get the sweet caramelized shallots bring out the sweetness of the green beans and the smoky saltiness of the bacon mixes well with the bites of ground pepper. The grassy-ness of the parsley brings out the fresh earthiness of the green beans while the lemon brightens the flavors, giving the meal a little zip.
Sauteed Green Beans with Bacon and Shallots
1 pound green beans, ends trimmed, strings removed (if any)
2-3 pieces bacon, cooked and crumbled (reserving 1 Tbsp fat)
2-3 large shallots, chopped
2 teaspoons butter
Freshly ground black pepper
handful of parsley, finely chopped
Add butter to the pan; add the drained green beans and bacon. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Stir constantly until the beans are hot and are well mixed with the shallots and bacon. Serve immediately with a sprinkling of parsley and lemon wedges to squeeze over.