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Green Beans with Portobello Mushrooms and Bacon Recipe

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Added: Tuesday, October 4, 2005

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Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
1 1/2 lbs. green beans cut into 2 inch lengths
4 large portobello mushrooms (about 1 lb.)
3 T. olive oil
1/4 c. finely chopped shallots
4 oz. sliced smoked bacon
1/2 t. salt
1/4 t. pepper

Directions:
Directions:
1. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to boil over high heat. Add green beans and return to boil. Cook until crisp tender, about 3 minutes. Drain and rinse under cold water. (Green beans can be prepared up to a day ahead. Pat beans dry with paper towels. Roll up the beans in a double thickness of paper towels and place in a large ziploc bag in fridge.)
2. Cut off the stem of each mushroom and scoop out the dark brown gills with a spoon. Slice each mushroom cap into 1/4 inch by 2 inch strips.
3. In large non stick skillet, heat 2 T. oil. Add mushrooms and cook, stirring often, until lightly browned and tender, about 5 minutes. Add shallots and cook until tender, about 2 minutes. transfer to plate and set aside. (Mushrooms can be prepared 2 hours ahead).
4. Add remaining 1 T. oil to the skillet. Add bacon and cook over medium heat until crisp and brown, about 5 minutes. Remove from pan, drain on paper towels, cool and then coarsely chop. (Bacon can be prepared 2 hours ahead).
5. Leave bacon drippings in pan. Heat to sizzling if previously cooled. Add green beans and mushrooms, cover and cook, stirring occaisionally, until heated through, about 5 minutes. Stir in bacon and season with salt and pepper. Serves 8.

Number Of Servings:
Number Of Servings:
8
Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
This is the version of green beans I always use for Thanksgiving and Christmas dinners. All of the component parts can be prepped ahead and the final heating done as you are readying everything else for serving.

 

 

 

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