Fresh green beans and I don’t get along, I’ve never been able to cook them right. Maybe that will be one of my summer goals, to finally figure out cooked fresh green beans! I love canned green beans though. It’s another one of those turn arounds from when I was a kid. When I was a kid I hated them but since I didn’t like most veg that was okay.
Elephant garlic is not just giant garlic although it is closely related. It has a really mild garlic taste so it’s okay to use a lot of it. You do not want to use regular garlic in a straight across swap unless you are really into garlic (like me!).
Use the best bacon you can find (like there’s bad bacon, ha!). I used Trader Joe’s Black Forest bacon which is one of the best bacon’s I’ve had. They seem to have tried to follow the real Black Forest method which you can read about here. Be careful when cooking it, it cooks fast and must have a high sugar content as it burns fast.
This is a total fake for one of those all day kind of recipes, it doesn’t take very long at all. You could serve it as a side by I frequently it as an entrée with some toast.
Quick Bacon & Green Beans
3 strips bacon
1/3 cup diced onion
1 elephant garlic clove or 2-3 garlic cloves, diced
14.5 oz. can cut green beans, drained
2 oz. jar diced pimentos, drained
Fry the bacon, remove it from the pan and let it drain and cool. Drain most of the bacon fat from the pan and add the onion and garlic, sprinkle with the seasoned salt. Sauté the onion and garlic until soft. Meanwhile, chop the cooked bacon.
Add the bacon, green beans, and pimentos to the onions. Only let it cook long enough to heat all ingredients through. Enjoy!