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Green Beans with Bacon & Mushrooms | Sick of green bean casserole that uses canned cream of mushroom soup? Want a Real Food version instead? My family enjoys this recipe throughout the year -- especially during the holiday season. No canned mystery soups necessary! | TraditionalCookingSchool.com

Green Beans with Bacon & Mushrooms

My family enjoys this recipe throughout the year — especially during the holiday season! Serves 4 to 6.

Course Main
Author Jenny Cazzola

Ingredients

  • 1 pound green beans fresh, cleaned and trimmed, strings removed
  • 6 ounces pastured or organic bacon chopped
  • 1 yellow onion or 4 large shallots, coarsely chopped
  • 8 ounces mushrooms
  • 1 splash balsamic vinegar
  • sea salt to taste
  • ground black pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. Lightly steam green beans to your desired doneness. Set aside but keep warm.
  2. In a large, heavy saucepan over low heat, cook the bacon.
  3. When some of the fat has rendered, add the onions or shallots.
  4. Cook until the bacon is slightly crispy and onions are transparent.
  5. Remove and set aside, leaving the drippings in the pan.
  6. Add mushrooms and cook until soft.
  7. Return the onions and bacon to the pan, add the green beans, the vinegar, and toss to combine. Adjust seasoning to taste.
  8. Serve immediately.