February 9, 2010

Wednesday's Chow - Green Beans with New Potatoes

Okay, I admit it....I've lived in the south for nearly two decades and I never learned how to make green beans and potatoes. But I recently came across this recipe and tried it. My whole family loves it. This is a delicious side dish to any meal.

Green Beans with New Potatoes

6 slices of bacon, cut into pieces
3 tbls butter
1/2 to 1 cup red onion, chopped
2 pounds fresh green beans, trimmed and snapped
1 large clove garlic, minced
3/4 cup chicken broth
1 tsp salt, or to taste
1/4 tsp pepper
8 small new potatoes, diced
1 1/2 tsp balsamic vinegar


Cook bacon in skillet over medium heat until browned. Remove bacon and set aside.

Melt butter in bacon drippings and add onion, cooking until soft, about 5 minutes, stirring often. Add bacon, green beans, garlic, chicken broth, salt and pepper. Bring to a boil and cook 10 minutes. Add potatoes and cook until potatoes are soft, about 10 more minutes. Sprinkle with balsamic vinegar.

Anna Kathryn Lanier
Where Tumbleweeds Hang Their Hats


Virginia said...

There is nothing like a pot of fresh green beans and new patatoes. I love them. I can't wait until summer so we can have these things, fresh out of a garden.


robynl said...

I enjoy green beans so thanks for this recipe.