⭐️ It’s cooked in one pan in 20 minutes – no additional blanching or steaming required. ⭐️ The green beans are cooked in the rendered bacon fat, adding additional flavor. ⭐️ Slightly dampened green beans saute and steam at the same time for the perfect balance between crisp and tender.
Prep Time 5 mins
COOK Time 15 mins
6 slices bacon, diced 1 lb fresh green beans, ends trimmed 4 cloves garlic, minced 1 tsp ground pepper kosher salt, to taste, if needed makes 4 servings; easily doubles (use a 12" skillet if doubling)
Brown chopped bacon in a large skillet until crisp and golden brown; remove using a slotted spoon.
Rinse green beans in a colander; shake to remove excess moisture, but do not completely dry.
Add the green beans to the skillet and toss to coat in the rendered bacon fat.
Cover the pan. Cook, stirring every 2 minutes, until the green beans are charred and just about bite tender – about 6 minutes.
Add the garlic to the skillet. Toss the garlic with the green beans and cook for 1 minute more, or until the garlic is lightly golden brown and very fragrant.
Return the cooked bacon to the skillet and toss with the green beans. Season with salt and pepper and serve.