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Thanksgiving Green Beans

November 2006
Thanksgiving Green Beans

by 10 people

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Want a spruced-up version of the old green bean casserole? Try this.

Makes: 8 servings

Prep: 15 mins

Cook: 15 mins

  • 1/4 pound bacon (about 5 slices), cut into 1/2-inch pieces
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon dry mustard
  • Couple dashes hot sauce, such as Tabasco
  • 1 1/2 pounds green beans, trimmed and rinsed
  • 1/3 cup jarred roasted red peppers, coarsely chopped
  1. In a large skillet, cook the bacon over medium heat until crisp, 5 to 7 minutes. Using a slotted spoon, transfer the bacon to a paper-towel-lined plate to drain. Remove the skillet from the heat and stir the Worcestershire sauce, sugar, mustard and hot sauce into the bacon fat. Return the skillet to high heat, add the green beans and cook, tossing occasionally with tongs, until crisp-tender, about 6 minutes. Stir in the red peppers and half the bacon, tossing until warmed through, about 1 minute. Top with the remaining bacon.
Tip Ready when you are
  • Trim and rinse the beans a day ahead; refrigerate in a resealable plastic bag.