Green Beans with Mushrooms and Bacon

This green bean recipe is a great holiday recipe when you are looking for a change from the traditional “green bean casserole”.   It uses fresh green beans and mushrooms….plus, using a dash of crushed red pepper makes the dish very flavorful.

  • 2 lbs fresh green beans, trimmed
  • 6 slices of bacon, cooked and crumbled (I prefer Niman Ranch)
  • 3 C sliced shitake or white mushrooms, stems removed
  • 1 T butter
  • 1/4 C chopped shallots
  • 1/8  t dried crushed red pepper
  • 1/2 t ground black pepper

Cook beans in boiling water in a dutch oven over medium-high heat for about 4 minutes or until crisp-tender, drain in collander and run cold water over beans to stop the cooking process, drain and set aside. 

Saute mushrooms and shallots with 1 T butter until tender. Add beans and crushed red pepper, saute 1 to 2 minutes or until heated. Stir in crumbled bacon and black pepper.

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