YEA-YUUUUUUUHHHHH. Anything with bacon is automatically a winner and this green bean dish is no exception! It’s slightly smoky and tomato-ey, and, to be honest, I had no idea it would be as good as it was. I wouldn’t have even thought to make this dish had I not accidentally thawed that now-legendary pack of bacon.
I usually take a pound of bacon out of the freezer every Saturday morning, let it thaw overnight in the fridge, then, we have a traditional “Sunday breakfast”. This particular weekend, James’ dad called & took us to eat authentic Persian Kabob, instead. TRUST ME when I say not having the bacon was totally worth the Persian Kabob from Moby Dick. It’s amaaaaaaazing… and now I’m getting sidetracked.
THE POINT IS, we did not eat the bacon and come Monday morning, I had a full pack of raw bacon pleading “fry meeeeee!” I had seen a stewed green bean recipe with tomatoes and bay leaf a few days earlier and I had fresh farm stand green beans starting to get brown spots, perfectly ripe farm stand tomatoes & half a pack of raw bacon just waiting to be used (what happened to the other half-pack? obviously, I had 4 pieces with an egg & fruit for breakfast. oops.)… the end result: spicy, smoky stewed green beans with bacon AND tomato! I served this with a small green salad, smashed potatoes, & pork chops and it was perfect. Super simple and James-approved. Woop woop![amd-zlrecipe-recipe:6]