These Green Beans were slow-cooked (no fuss-unattended) in caramelized bacon, onions and tangy sauce. Can it get any easier or more flavorful? They reminded me of my Southern Grandma's Snap Beans cooked in Fat-Back and Onions. This is a perfect side-dish for a busy dinner (maybe Thanksgiving) when you need to prepare so much in so little time. Another plus; they taste even better the second day after the flavors have marinated. The recipe was chosen for me by Kelsey, The Naptime Chef. The idea is extremely clever; promote a new cookbook, Park Avenue's Potluck CELEBRATIONS (written by The Society of Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center and award-winning author and contributing New York Times columnist Florence Fabricant) by preparing recipes from the book and posting them like a virtual POTLUCK online. The cause is very worthy - "A portion of the proceeds from the sale of this book will provide funding for The Society's patient care, research, and education programs at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center." To see the other beautiful and delicious foods that are a part of today's Park Avenue Potluck, check out The Naptime Chef. AND, order your copy of Park Avenue Potluck Celebrations: Entertaining at Home with New York's Savviest Hostesses" so you can actually taste these goodies for yourself - in the real world, real time, really.
Green Beans That Cooked “All Night”
Makes 8 servings
2 ounces smoky bacon, diced
1 medium onion, diced
2 pounds green beans, trimmed
6 tablespoons white wine vinegar
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
Preheat the oven to 200 degrees.
Place the bacon in a 3-quart saucepan over medium heat. Add the onion and cook until the bacon and onion are lightly browned. Stir in the beans, vinegar, and 1 cup water and bring to a simmer. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
Transfer to a baking dish, place in the oven, and bake, uncovered, for
at least 2 hours, basting from time to time, until the beans are very tender.
Serve immediately or remove from the oven and reheat just before serving.