Bacon and Garlic Green Beans


TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.

MAKES: 8 servings

6 thick-sliced bacon strips, chopped
1 small onion, thinly sliced
6 tablespoons butter
1 tablespoon olive oil
3 garlic cloves, minced
1/4 cup white wine or chicken broth
9 cups frozen French-style green beans, thawed
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/4 teaspoon pepper
2 to 3 tablespoons lemon juice

In a large skillet, cook bacon over medium heat until crisp. Remove to paper towels with a slotted spoon; drain. In the same skillet, saute onion in butter and oil until tender. Add garlic; cook 1 minute longer. Stir in wine; bring to a boil. Simmer, uncovered, for 5-8 minutes or until liquid is reduced by half.

Add the green beans, salt, garlic powder and pepper; heat through. Stir in lemon juice and bacon. Yield: 8 servings.