Canned green beans can be drab and boring. But, for many of us they’re a “go to” staple for family meals.
Here’s a little take-off that keeps the carbs low, but adds a lot of flavor to the old standby.
Gussied Up Green Beans
4 strips of bacon, chopped and rendered slightly in the same pan you’re cooking in
1/2 cup diced onion
1 clove garlic, thinly sliced or minced
2 cans green beans – drained
2 Tablespoons butter
1/4 cup heavy cream
3 Tablespoons good Parmesan cheese (or use shredded cheddar, pepper jack, whatever you like)
Salt and pepper to taste
Once the bacon pieces are slightly rendered with enough fat to saute the onions, add the onions and garlic to the same pan and saute for a few minutes until they’re very fragrant and slightly softened.
Add the drained green beans and stir around over high heat for 3 minutes until they’re heated through. Add the butter, stir to melt then add the cream. Once it’s simmering, turn off the head and add the cheese. Stir until melted, add salt and pepper to taste and serve.
Makes 6-8 servings.