Wednesday, September 5, 2012

BBQ Green Beans


Our Auntie 'Ronda is a really good cook.

She's from the South.

Alabama to be specific!

She has good recipes.

Sometimes she shares her recipes with me!

Here's one she gave me a very long time ago.

We're having them tonight with our roasted pork loin and mashed potatoes.

I think that all sounds really good tonight for dinner.

It's been a long day.

And honestly, I want something that tastes good.

Actually, I want someone else to cook that something.

And to clean up that something.

And for me to just enjoy that something.

But that won't be happening today.

Or ever, for that matter!

That's the life I live.

But these BBQ green beans;  I think you'll like them. 

They're a zippy little approach to something that could be ho-hum!

For a disclaimer:  I don't think these taste like BBQ.  I don't think they're supposed to; I think that's just the name of them.

Let me know what you think!

BBQ Green Beans
Adapted a bit from Auntie 'Ronda's recipe

1 can tomato soup
1 large can green beans
1/2 onion, chopped
1/4 green pepper, chopped
4 slices bacon, chopped
1-2 TBSP brown sugar (Auntie 'Ronda doesn't do this . . .and I don't either, but I've looked at a lot of recipes that add this ingredient.  It's your choice!)

In a large sauce pan, over medium-high heat, add the bacon, onion, and green pepper.  Cook until the bacon has rendered and the bacon is turning brown and the onions and peppers are sauteed.

Add the tomato soup and the drained juice of the large can of green beans.  Continue cooking over medium-high heat until the mixture has reduced by half.

Add the the drained green beans to the mix.  Lower the heat and continue cooking until the mixture has reduced to a thick sauce.*   By nature of cooking this long, the green beans will be nice and hot (and probably lacking nutrients too!)

*This is how I did it -- I thought it was too hot to turn my oven on today to cook.

Aunti 'Ronda says that after you add the green beans, place the entire mixture into an oven proof pan, and bake at 350 degrees for 25-30 minutes. 

Serve along side your favorite meat.

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