Bacon, Jalapeño & Garlic Green Beans
If you’ve ever had bacon-wrapped jalapeno poppers, you should understand that they’ve got an addicting spiciness and taste. Unfortunately, it’s not the best food to have regularly since cured and processed meats are typically made with a lot of salt.
With a few trials here and there, I’ve made another bacon and jalapeno recipe that you can enjoy more often without worrying about your physical health. By toning down on the bacon and adding some more healthy ingredients, you can prepare this delectable dish while also filling your body with all sorts of nutrients.
You don’t need a lot of ingredients for this dish, so it’s incredibly easy to make. First, you will need around three cups of raw green beans. They add a satisfying crunch to your meal and are a good source of vitamins, fiber, and folic acid. Next, you will need one jalapeno which is actually very rich in potassium and carotene. The last few ingredients would be three slices of bacon, two tablespoons of minced garlic, a lemon, some sea salt, and ground black pepper.
Slice open the jalapeno and remove the seeds. Next, chop the pepper into small pieces. Once you’re done with that, get your bacon and slice it into bits. Then, grab a nonstick skillet or pan and place it on medium heat. After it gets hot enough, fry the bacon bits until they get all nice and crispy.
Then, turn down the heat and add in the minced garlic and chopped jalapeno. Cook for about a minute before adding in the green beans. Keep frying for 3 to 5 minutes, or until the green beans feel slightly softer. You don’t want to fry them for too long or else the beans will get squishy and lose their crunch.
Finally, season everything with a pinch of sea salt, a sprinkle of pepper, and a light squeeze of lemon. Toss, serve, and dig in!
Ingredients for 3 servings:
- 3 cups raw green beans
- 3 slices bacon
- 1 jalapeno
- 2 tablespoons minced garlic
- fresh lemon juice (to taste)
Slice open a jalapeno, remove the seeds then chop it into pieces.
Set a nonstick skillet on medium high heat and add bacon.
Cook bacon in the skillet until it is nice and crispy. Reduce the heat in the skillet, then add garlic and jalapeno. Cook for about 1 minute, but be careful not to let the garlic burn.
Then add green beans and cook for about 3 to 5 minutes, or until the green beans are soft, yet still have some crunch.
Season with a little sea salt, pepper and lemon. Stir it up, then finally, toss in the cooked bacon.
Approximate macros for 1 of 3 servings
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Hey, I'm Kevin
My name is Kevin. My life changed when I realized that healthy living is a lifelong journey, mainly won by having a well-balanced diet and maintaining an active lifestyle.
By experimenting in the kitchen and sharing my meals on Tumblr, I learned healthy eating is not boring! By making a few adjustments to my favorite foods, I could design a diet that could help me achieve my wellness goals while satisfying my desire for BANGIN food! 😅 Now I try to help people around the world realize that same level of freedom in eating regardless of budget. Welcome, let's #DemocratizeWellness together!