Country Green Beans

Recipe by HOTTOPOT
READY IN: 55mins
SERVES: 4-8
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Cut the ends off of the green beans (or snap them like the old folks did and remove the string).
  • Wash and drain the beans.
  • Cut the bacon into small cubes, and set it aside with the onion and garlic, until ready to use.
  • Bring the large pot of salted water to a boil ( about 2 tablespoons salt to 1 ½ gallons of water).
  • Add the beans and the lemon juice.
  • Let this boil gently for 7 to 10 minutes, until the beans are tender.
  • Drain the beans, reserving about 2 cups of the cooking water.
  • In a large sauté pan, cook the bacon.
  • Then add the onion and garlic Sauté for 7 to 10 minutes over low heat.
  • Add the beans and the reserved water to the bacon mixture.
  • Add the butter, season with salt and pepper, and cover.
  • Simmer for 5 minutes over low heat.
  • Serve.
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