Looking for a Quick & Easy Thanksgiving Dinner side dish?
You’re in luck! Fresh (or flash frozen) string beans and smoked bacon makes this dish a crowd pleaser!
String Beans & Bacon
Yields 6 servings
Recipe by Chef Jennifer Hill booker
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
3 pounds fresh sting beans
½ pound smoked cooked bacon, crumbled
1 1/2 -2 cups chicken stock, plus more if needed
1 small dried cayenne pepper
salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
Remove the ends from the beans, snap in half, place into a colander and rinse with cold water. Set aside to drain.
In a large cast iron Dutch oven, combine the string beans, bacon, water, and cayenne and black pepper.
Cover tightly and cook over medium-low heat, for about 20-25 minutes, or until the beans are soft and tender.
Adjust seasoning with pepper and additional salt, as needed.