Monday, July 22, 2013

Recipe Monday - Oven Roasted Green Beans

Today's Recipe Monday is an easy side dish -oven roasted green beans.  And it has bacon - which makes everything better!

Ingredients Needed:
1 to 1 1/2 pounds green beans
2 tbsps. olive oil
1 tsp. kosher salt
1/2 tsp. black pepper
1 tsp. garlic powder
6 slices cooked bacon crumbled

First, preheat your oven to 425 degrees.  Then, cook your slices or bacon.  You can you used precooked if desired.  I usually cook my bacon in  the microwave.  I place the slices on a paper plate lined with paper towels.  Then place another paper towel on top of the slices and cook in microwave for about 2 to 3 minutes.  It makes the bacon crispy and has less mess and once the slices are cooked I can just throw all the paper away and don't have to wash dishes!

Next, trim the ends of your beans and lay in a single layer on a cookie sheet.

Then, add all the ingredients on top of the green beans right on the cookie sheet.  Then stir it all around until well mixed.  After mixing, make sure all the green beans are in a single layer for more even cooking.

Finally, cook in the oven  for about 12 to 15 minutes stirring once halfway through cook time.   The green beans come out flavorful and not too crunchy and not too soggy--a perfect side dish!