Looking for a new way to try your vegetables? Just add beer and bacon! Seriously. I found the green beans for a buck a pound on special last week, and it turns out Ale Asylum (a local brewer) just put out a new stout, so this was perfect timing in several senses.
- 4 slices bacon
- 2 lbs green beans (note to self: reduce to 1 lb for the future, 2 lb was way too much)
- .5 c stout (I used Ale Asylum’s Big Slick stout)
- pinch smoked paprika, salt, and pepper
Cook your bacon in a pan to desired doneness. Remove, let cool, and chop.
Add your green beans to the pan, and sear until slightly browned. Then, pour your stout in, drink the rest of the bottle, and cook until the beer reduces into a glaze (about ten minutes or so). Sprinkle with smoked paprika, salt, pepper, and chopped bacon, and toss in a serving dish to combine!