Monday, May 24, 2010

Dressing Up Dinner: Green Beans

Often, after giving much thought to dinner's main dish, I find that I have completely neglected to plan for side dishes. I examine my pantry and usually walk away with a can or two. I admit that sometimes I just open the can, dump it in a pot, and turn on the heat. Such unimaginative cooking, while handy, can become quite dull. So, instead of the same old same old, it's time to revamp side dishes and dress up dinner. With just a few ingredients, we can easily accomplish this.

Dressed Up Green Beans
serves 2

1 Can Green Beans- no salt added, drained and rinsed.
1-2 tablespoons of unsalted butter
1 pinch kosher salt
light sprinkle of garlic powder
light sprinkle of onion powder
1 tablespoon real bacon bits
1/2 teaspoon brown sugar

Melt butter in sauté pan on medium, add green beans and toss to coat. Sprinkle other ingredients over beans and stir well. Turn heat up to medium high and sauté until beans are hot.

Click here for the Printable Recipe at Tasty Kitchen.


Edana said...

My favorite tool for "dressing up" basic vegetables is balsamic vinegar, and I always throw a little garlic in. It's so nice to be able to take something basic and inexpensive and make something wonderful! These look delicious, too! Thanks!

stoppedcooking said...

Ohhh, brown sugar and bacon! Couldn't possibly go wrong. I am always trying to make green beans a little more edible and this seems like a great solution. I'll be trying it soon! Thanks!

Connie said...

what size can of green beans did you use. This sounds delicious and easy. My family will love this. Thanks

Elizabeth said...

Just a regular sized can of green beans. I don't have one on hand to check the exact oz.