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Cranberry Bacon Green Beans

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Cranberry Bacon Green Beans offer a delightful combination of crisp green beans, smoky bacon, and sweet-tart cranberries. This recipe provides a balance of flavors and textures, along with the nutritional benefits of green beans and the unique touch of cranberries.

Ingredients

 

  • 1 lb fresh green beans, trimmed
  • 6 slices bacon, cooked and crumbled
  • 1/2 cup dried cranberries
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • Salt and black pepper to taste
  • Chopped fresh parsley for garnish (optional)
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Instructions

 

  1. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Add the green beans and cook for 3-4 minutes or until they are bright green and crisp-tender.

  2. Drain the green beans and immediately transfer them to a bowl of ice water to stop the cooking process. Drain again and set aside.

  3. In a large skillet, heat olive oil over medium heat.

  4. Add minced garlic to the skillet and sauté for 1-2 minutes until fragrant.

  5. Add the blanched green beans to the skillet and sauté for 2-3 minutes, tossing to coat them in the garlic-infused oil.

  6. Drizzle balsamic vinegar over the green beans and continue to sauté for an additional 2-3 minutes.

  7. Season the green beans with salt and black pepper to taste.

  8. Remove the skillet from heat and transfer the green beans to a serving dish.

  9. Sprinkle crumbled bacon and dried cranberries over the top.

  10. Garnish with chopped fresh parsley if desired.

  11. Serve these Cranberry Bacon Green Beans as a vibrant and flavorful side dish.

Enjoy the combination of savory bacon, sweet cranberries, and crisp green beans. 

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