Bacon and garlic green beans

    35 min

    Fresh green beans are transformed by adding some crispy bacon, garlic are lemon zest! This makes a large amount but you can scale it down if you need to.

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    Serves: 12 

    • 1.4kg fresh green beans, trimmed
    • 4 slices bacon
    • 225g butter
    • 4 cloves garlic, minced
    • 1/2 teaspoon lemon zest

    Prep:15min  ›  Cook:20min  ›  Ready in:35min 

    1. Place green beans in a pot and cover with water; bring to the boil. Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer until green beans start to soften, about 10 minutes. Drain water, leaving beans in the pot.
    2. Place slices of bacon on a microwave-safe plate and cook in the microwave until crisp, about 2 minutes. Cool and slice bacon.
    3. Stir butter and bacon into beans in the pot and return to medium heat; cook and stir until butter melts, 2 to 3 minutes. Add garlic; cook and stir until fragrant, 3 to 4 minutes. Top with lemon zest and stir.

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