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Green Beans Almondine

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The addition of almonds and bacon make green beans anything but ordinary!

Serving green beans with almonds makes this garden staple look (and taste) more exciting. There are many methods of cooking green beans almondine


Serving green beans with almonds makes this garden staple look (and taste) more exciting. There are many methods of cooking green beans almondine, and most include sliced almonds and bacon. This fancy side dish is a perfect complement to a holiday meal.

Green Beans Almondine

1 pound green beans, trimmed
6 slices bacon
2 cloves minced garlic
1 medium red onion, sliced
1/2 cup sliced almonds
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper

Cut green beans in half, and steam until tender crisp. Fry bacon in a large skillet. Drain away most of the fat, reserving about 1 Tbsp to saute the garlic and onion. When the garlic and onion are nearly translucent, add the almonds cooked green beans and toss to coat. Crumble the cooked bacon and return it to the skillet and mix with the beans. Season with salt and pepper.

Green beans almondine is easy to make, but it tastes like it took a lot of effort. Your family will appreciate this dish as a welcome change to buttered green beans.
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