Cooking with Lard...Old Fashioned Green Beans


Here’s a real old-timey recipe for those fresh green beans.   I admit  we don’t like our beans cooked as long as the original recipe, which called for 50-60 minutes.  I also added some onion, just because I like it!    But simple is often the best, and this recipe is simple and good.    Its from the "Grit Lard Cookbook"           
  Old Fashioned Green Beans
  1         tablespoon  lard
  12       slices  bacon -- cut in 1/2" pieces
     ¼      cup  dark brown sugar -- packed
  1 ½      cups  water
  2          pounds  fresh green beans -- cut in 2" pieces
     ½      cup  onion -- diced (optional)

In a large skillet, melt the lard over medium heat.  Add the bacon and fry, stirring frequently, 5-7 minutes until browned.
Add the sugar and water; stir and mix well.  Bring the mixture to a boil.  Add the beans and onions and reduce the heat to low.
Cover and simmer for 20-25 minutes until the beans are soft and all the liquid has been absorbed.  (Original recipe calls for cooking 50-60 minutes.)
Serves 8

1 comment:

  1. With all that in with the green beans, they gotta be good.

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