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Delicious & Zero fuss green beans

Outsmart the picky eaters and the kiddos in your family by serving them this delicious, tender & sweet green bean recipe. They are made with my all-time favorites bacon and brown sugar. It’s so incredibly flavorful and makes the perfect side dish, especially for holiday meals.



2 lbs fresh green beans, ends trimmed

4-6 strips bacon, chopped (may sub turkey bacon)

⅔ C brown sugar

2 Tbsp dijon mustard

1 Tbsp minced garlic

1/2 tsp salt

1/2 tsp pepper


1. Toss beans into a large pot and cover beans with water. Cover pot and bring to a boil over high heat. Boil until beans are tender, but not soggy (they are going to get cooked a bit longer later on so you don’t want them overcooked at this point, just to the point they can be easily pierced with a fork). Carefully pour the beans into a colander to let the water drain and rinse the beans in cold water. Set aside.

2. In a skillet, cook bacon over medium-high heat for six-eight minutes until fully cooked but not yet crispy. Next add the brown sugar, dijon mustard, and garlic to the pan and stir until all ingredients are combined. Add green beans and continue to stir until sauce is bubbly and green beans are thoroughly coated in the sauce four-six minutes. Season with salt and pepper to taste and serve hot.

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Cook. Eat. Sleep. Dream. Repeat.

I admit with all of the cooking that I have been doing within the past several months my mind is always trying to be creative and coming up with new recipes of my own, and once the idea is approved, I immediately dash into the kitchen and start cooking up a storm.

So, last week I threw together this Garlic Parmesan Green Beans Recipe with the remaining green beans I had leftover from the dish Green Bean Bundles that I prepared that same week. However, my first time of making this recipe didn’t turn out the way I wanted it too because I had less green beans than anticipated. I also went a little too crazy with the olive oil. Lol, oops. Have you ever done this before? Anyways, I waited until I bought some more green beans and made it again to go along with last night’s main course A Texans Favorite (Chili). I know that it’s an odd combination, but I really wanted to give it another try. I’m thankful that I did because this time the outcome of it was a huge success. 

This method is very similar to the Garlic Parmesan Edamame, and it’s just as delicious and super duper easy. This dish would make an excellent side dish for your family’s Christmas parties and or just an all year around dish for supper. 

Garlic Parmesan Green Beans

 1 lb green beans fresh or frozen  
1/2 c extra-virgin olive oil
4 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 c Progresso Italian-seasoned bread crumbs
1/2 c freshly grated Parmesan cheese
1/4 tsp salt to taste

1. Steam green beans in your microwave until slightly warm and not frozen. In a small food processor or small bowl, combine olive oil and garlic. Stir/process until well-combined.

2. Heat a wok or a deep skillet over medium-high heat. Combine fresh or frozen green beans and toss for a few seconds. Combine garlic oil and saute for a minute or two, stirring constantly. In a small mixing bowl combine breadcrumbs, Parmesan, and salt and stir well. Next, add breadcrumb mixture to skillet and stir until well coated. Serve immediately.

 *Court’s cooking notes: If you’re using fresh green beans be sure to wash/rinse them real good with cool water before use.*


 Inspired by: 28 Cooks

Coming next week on cooking with Court 

(Since next week is the week of Christmas I will be only writing two posts) 

Dec 19th Maple Balsamic Glazed Pork Chops 
                Side Dish Broccoli Can Taste Delicious 

Dec 21th Crockpot Sausage, Green Beans, and Potatoes 

Dec 22nd Easy Crockpot Taco Soup 

Here are my recipes that I have created this year: 

Garlic Butter Honey Roasted Butternut Squash 

Pringles Tangy Buffalo Ranch Chicken Tenders

Sweet & Sticky Green Bean Bundles

Oh my goodness, these green bundles are really addicting and here’s why: they are wrapped in bacon and baked with butter, brown sugar and just a hint of garlic salt. These little guys would make an excellent appetizer for your Christmas or any other sort of party throughout the year and or they too would make a perfect side dish as well. I guarantee you that you and your whole family are going to love these Green Bean Bundles.

Sweet Green Bean Bundles

1-3 (14.5 oz) cans whole green beans, drained
Del Monte® Blue Lake Cut Green Beans or Fresh

1 lb bacon, cut in half

1/2 C butter, melted

1 C brown sugar

1/4 Tsp garlic salt


Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line, a 9×13 inch baking dish with parchment paper or foil and lightly, grease it with non-stick cooking spray. Set aside.

Wrap seven green beans in bacon and place in the previously prepared dish. Repeat, using all the green beans and bacon. Combine butter with brown sugar in a small/medium bowl and stir well. Pour mixture over green bean bundles and sprinkle with garlic salt. Cover with foil and bake for forty-five minutes



Parmesan cheese tastes GOOD on anything

I’m certain most of you know my reasoning of why I chose to cook this dish. If you guessed, it’s because of parmesan cheese; then you got it right 🙂 I know I probably said this once before, but whenever parmesan cheese is a listed ingredient in a particular recipe, I get excited lol and make the immediate decision in cooking.

This Garlic Parmesan Green Beans recipe makes a healthy and a tasty side dish!

Garlic Parmesan Green Beans


1-2 lbs green beans, fresh or frozen
3 Tbsp olive oil
4 Tbsp minced garlic
1/2 – 1/4 tsp red pepper flakes
1/8 tsp Salt
1/2 tsp pepper
2 Tbsp shredded parmesan cheese


In a medium/large pot, boil green beans for five minutes, drain through a colander. Set aside. In the same pan over medium heat, combine olive oil, garlic and pepper flakes cook for about a minute or until garlic turns golden brown. Stir in the green beans and cook for five more minutes. Season with salt and pepper. Top with shredded parmesan cheese.

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Sweet Balsamic Green Beans

This post will be a bit long as I not only am going to tell you about last night’s side dish but I also would like to share with you some great news about a new contact that I received yesterday.

Green beans are one of my favorite vegetables. Although I don’t know why maybe it’s because they are my favorite color green lol. But, I do admit that I do not like eating tasteless green beans. I mean come on who does? Ha, well this Sweet Balsamic Green recipe is anything but bland. No seriously this dish tastes AMAZING!!! And here’s how?

The honey combines incredibly well with the balsamic vinegar and garlic. Delicious. This is a recipe you have to try. I know you will make it over and over again.

Sweet Balsamic Green Beans


16 oz green beans, frozen
2 C. water
3 Tbsp balsamic vinegar 
1 Tbsp honey 
1 Tbsp onion powder 
1 Tbsp garlic minced
3 Tbsp olive oil
1/2 tsp. salt 
1/2 tsp. pepper 


In a medium pot boil water and cook the beans until they are tender about three-five minutes. Remove the beans from the heat and drain. Toss the beans back into the pot. Next, add the olive oil and the garlic. Cover and cook for three minutes stirring occasionally. Remove cover and add in vinegar, honey, onion powder, salt, and pepper on medium-low heat. Stir regularly for about five more minutes. Serve immediately.

Source Kitchen Divas


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