Simple Skillet Green Beans are warm and crisp, mixed with slivered red onions and bacon. Fresh green beans are one of our favorite side dishes and nine times out of ten I simply toss them in the oven to roast them. They are absolutely, positively delicious that way, but last night I wanted something a little different.
I spied the bacon in the fridge and within a few minutes I had a couple strips of that bacon sizzling on the stove. (Although, I did consider adding a full pound of bacon and calling this an indulgence instead of a vegetable side dish. Of course, I might not have felt as justified downing a good size brownie for dessert after eating half a pound of bacon on my own.) These green beans are a delicious vegetable side dish with just enough smoky bacon flavor to add something special to any meal.
Most of my family gave these green beans two thumbs up. However, my youngest has recently decided that cooked green things are “not his favorite” at all. This absolutely cracks me up, because this is the child who begs for green smoothies every single day. I served the green beans with Oven Roasted Crispy Chicken and some amazing smoky bacon potatoes that I’ll be sharing next week. (I’ll be making those potatoes again this weekend because they were so tasty we ate all of them right off the pan!)
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