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Garlic Green Beans (I make these all the time) runner-up?

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Posted to Thread #24762 at 6:08 pm on Jul 28, 2013

Garlic Green Beans
6-8 Servings
I got this recipe out of a Gilroy Garlic Festival cookbook, but I can't recall if it won a prize.

2 lbs fresh green beans
1/4 lb bacon, diced
1 small onion, chopped
3 cloves garlic, mined
1/2 red bell pepper, seeded and chopped
1 8 oz can tomato sauce
3/4 t Italian seasoning
1/2 t salt
1/2 t pepper

Wash, trim, and cut beans into 2 inch pieces. Steam till crisp tender, about 7-10 minutes.

Meanwhile, in a large saucepan, fry bacon till crisp. Remove with slotted spoon, set aside. Discard all but 3 tablespoons of drippings. Add onion, garlic, and bell pepper; cook till soft about 5 minutes. Add tomato, bacon, seasonings and simmer all for about 10 minutes to blend flavors. Add cooked beans and heat through. Note: I often make sauce a day ahead.

Maria's note: I like things with more sauce, so when I first made this I eyeballed enough green beans for say, 4. When I make this for a crowd I double the sauce and used 3 lbs of beans. Which feeds 12+ well (I had leftovers).

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