Sauteed Green Beans

This is my family’s favorite Green Bean recipe.  It is easy to make.   The secret is in the bacon grease and chopped bacon!

1 3/4 lbs fresh green beans with ends trimmed

1/4 c water

8 Bacon Slices

5 Green onions chopped

1 tsp kosher salt

1/2 tsp pepper

  • Place beans and 1/4 cup water in a large microwave-safe bowl. Cover with plastic wrap, and pierce plastic wrap with a fork. Microwave at HIGH 4 to 7 minutes or until crisp-tender. Plunge green beans into ice water to stop the cooking process. Drain well, and set aside.
  • Cook chopped bacon in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat until crisp; remove bacon, and drain on paper towels, reserving 2 tablespoons drippings in a small bowl. Discard remaining drippings. Wipe skillet clean with a paper towel.
  • Sauté green onions in skillet in hot reserved drippings over medium-high heat 1 minute. Stir in green beans, salt, and pepper; sauté 2 to 3 minutes or until thoroughly heated. Stir in bacon.