Green Beans With Zucchini and Bacon

"A recipe from a Mennonite cookbook "Cooking from Quilt Country" that sounds really tasty. I wanted to save this before I have to return the book to the library. (I have adjusted the amount of oil called for in the recipe, from 3 tbsp to 1-2 tbsp, based upon reviews.)"
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  • Wash and snap green beans, then steam 3-4 minutes - should still be a bit firm.
  • Drain and set aside in covered bowl.
  • In large skillet, saute bacon until crisp, remove with slotted spoon and set aside.
  • To the skillet, add enough oil to make about 1-2 tbsp of fat in the pan and saute onion, zucchini and the savoury or thyme.
  • Cook over medium-high heat until crisp-tender (4 min) and stir in beans, bacon, salt and pepper and heat through.

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  1. ladyfingers
    There's nothing like crisp-tender beans, onion and zucchini flavored with bacon. As a child, this was my favorite vegetable side dish, except my mom would quickly fry everything up, then add a small can of tomato sauce. This dish sure did complement my spaghetti dinner. After awhile I couldn't resist putting a dollop of sauce (made with Italian sausage) over the vegetables on my plate--just to bring back warm family memories and that familiar taste of childhood. Plain or with tomato sauce, this recipe is delicious. Thank you, mums, for sharing.
  2. TasteTester
    This has a great combination of flavors and we loved the different textures of the cooked bacon, beans and zucchini. I added a dash of garlic powder, and when I make this again I'll use 2 teaspoons of bacon fat and 2 teaspoons of vegetable oil. We all loved the way the green beans, bacon and zucchini tasted together and I'm looking forward to serving this again. Thanks for posting!
  3. Lewmaster
    What a great recipe. This is seriously delicious. Our whole family loved it including the kids! Only thing we did different was not steaming the green beans first - turned out fantastic anyway. Everyone should give this one a try.


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