Green Beans in Beer Sauce

I often find myself running around after work with little time to cook dinner. A prepared rotisserie chicken from my local supermarket has became a good fall back option, but it’s still not a home-cooked meal. I’ve found that making a side dish from scratch helps to make the meal feel a little bit more homemade. This recipe for Green Beans in Beer Sauce from Taste of Home gives one of my favorite veggies an extra oomph of flavor.

Photo Courtesy of www.tasteofhome.com

Photo Courtesy of http://www.tasteofhome.com

Ingredients (Makes 4 servings):

  • 1/3 pound bacon strips, diced
  • 1 package (16 ounces) frozen cut green beans, thawed (I prefer to use fresh if possible; it only adds a few extra minutes to the total cooking time.)
  • 1/3 cup beer
  • 1/3 cup butter, cubed
  • 3 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 3 tablespoons white vinegar
  • 4 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 2 teaspoons grated onion

Cooking Directions:

  1. In a large skillet, cook bacon over medium heat until crisp.
  2. Meanwhile, in a large saucepan, bring the beans, beer and butter to a boil.
  3. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 8-10 minutes or until beans are crisp-tender.
  4. Using a slotted spoon, remove bacon to paper towels to drain.
  5. Remove beans with a slotted spoon and keep warm.
  6. In a small bowl, combine the brown sugar, vinegar, cornstarch and onion until blended.
  7. Stir into the saucepan.
  8. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 1-2 minutes or until thickened.
  9. Add beans; heat through. Sprinkle with bacon.

Dobrou Chut’!

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