I have been trying to come up with interesting ways to make vegetables so my family will eat them. Let’s face it, plain steamed veggies are boring and tasteless so I don’t blame anyone for not liking them….I don’t like them prepared that way either, except for maybe broccoli as I just love that vegetable. But tonight we are going to have string beans. Not your ordinary string beans but sauteed string beans with bacon. I used turkey bacon but you can use any type that you want. To see how I made it, keep reading!
Sauteed String Beans with Bacon
1 lb. fresh string beans
10 slices turkey bacon, cooked well done and crumbed. You can use regular if you want or add less or more as well.
1 tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
4 garlic cloves, minced
salt and pepper, to taste
Cook bacon till very crisp. Let cool and then crumble and set aside. Season string beans with salt and pepper and put them in the microwave with about a tbsp of water and steam for about 2 minutes. Drain water. Heat up a saute pan and add the olive oil to the pan. Add garlic and saute for about a minute making sure not to burn the garlic. Add the string beans to the pan and coat in the oil. Cook until crisp tender. Remove from pan and put in a serving bowl and add the bacon.