I can't believe it's almost November already! It's time to start planning the Thanksgiving menu. Before we went gluten-free for our Celiac kiddo, green bean casserole was a staple of our Thanksgiving dinner. That is definitely not gluten free, so we've switched to our all-time family favorite side dish: Green beans with bacon and onions. Even my pickiest kiddos love this recipe.
Silly fact for the day: When I was a kid, I preferred leftovers of these beans to dessert! Crazy, I know, but my 12-year-old now does the same thing. I guess craziness (and a love of veggies) is hereditary!
Ready to give Mom's best green beans with bacon and onions a try? (I warn you . . . you'll never want to eat plain green beans again!) Oh, and did I mention that this recipe is super easy? Bonus!
The Ultimate Green Beans with Bacon and Onions
- 3-4 cans of green beans
- 1 large onion
- 6 (or more) strips of bacon (For best flavor, use regular bacon. You can use turkey bacon for a less flavorful--but healthier--dish.)
- Cut bacon into small strips and fry on medium heat in a large pan.
- Chop onion, and add it to cooking bacon. (Note. If you are using turkey bacon, don't add the onion until the bacon is almost finished cooking.)
- Drain liquid from all except one can of green beans. Add beans (including the water from the one can) to the bacon and onion.
- Cook over low heat for about 10 minutes or more. (Most of the liquid will boil away.)
- Lightly salt and pepper.
(For the best flavor, add extra bacon grease. It makes this dish soooo good, but is not at all healthy, so use it with discretion!)
This side dish is perfect for Thanksgiving and Christmas dinner. (We like it so much that it's a staple for Sunday dinner as well.) What are your go-to side dishes for the holidays? Check back soon, because I'll be sharing lots more gluten free recipes for the holidays.
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