Monday, July 28, 2008

Country Cookin'

I am a country girl at heart! They say that you can take the girl out of the country, but you can't take the country out of the girl! (Not that I am anywheres near out of the country.)

I like to eat fancy now and then. But when it comes to certain dishes, plain ol' country cooked is how I like them.

Like green beans. Now I have eaten them several different ways. But my favorite will probably always be like this.

Country-Style Green Beans
Makes a "big ole' mess"

6 slices bacon
1 onion, diced fine
2-3 potatoes, peeled and cut into chunks
1 can sliced mushrooms, drained
Salt and pepper to taste
Chicken broth
Garlic powder to taste
Fresh green beans, a big colander full (probably about 1/2 gallon)

Saute your bacon until almost crisp. Set bacon aside. In bacon grease, saute onion until limp. In a large pot, put your snapped beans. Now for this many beans, you might want to use 2 cans of chicken broth (apx 1 quart). Pour the broth over your beans. Season well. Add the onion and bacon, stir. Cook over low-medium heat for at least 30 minutes. Check beans for tenderness. If they are not fork tender, cook them some more. Throw your potatoes in and let them get tender. Add mushrooms last. Now get you a bowl, sit down and eat.

This reheats well.


StitchinByTheLake said...

Oh my Racquel, I think you're my mama reincarnated! I do love fresh green beans with bacon and onion. I can almost taste them now! Blessings, marlene

Paula said...

Boy, these seem anything but plain! YUM! I've never had beans prepared this way, but you can bet that I'll give this a try! The use of chicken broth sounds wonderful, and I bet the potatoes taste great here, too! Let's not forget the bacon ... everything is better with bacon! Great recipe!

Marie said...

Those sound delish Raquel! I shall have to give these a try. Bacon makes everything taste better I think!

Jan said...

Sounds nice Raquel. Love the idea of bacon in it.

Tracy said...

Hi, Raquel! My hubby would love these...I don't eat meat, so I'd have to take the "pig" out! ;o) Happy Days ((HUGS))

Cheryl said...

I am a country girl too! I love that recipe, I have never even thought of that combination!