Loaded String Beans

We had these last Sunday for dinner and they were super yummy and as usual very easy to make.

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4 or 5 slices of bacon

2 cloves garlic

1/2 a small onion (1/4 cup chopped)

EVOO, salt and pepper

Preheat your oven to 400 degrees.  While the oven is preheating you will cook the bacon, onions and garlic on the stove.  I used cooking shears to cut the bacon into smaller pieces.  Once the bacon is partially cooked and some fat has rendered out add your onions and garlic and continue cooking.  When it’s all set pour it over top of your string beans in a baking pan.  Drizzle some EVOO and salt and pepper to taste and give it a quick toss with your hands.  Cover with foil and bake for approximately 20 minutes or until the string beans are soft.

Hope you enjoy them and as always have fun!

Sunday Dinner

Roasted Pork, Sweet Potatoes and Loaded String Beans

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Don’t you wish you were invited to dinner today?

Ha Ha Ha!

I started the pork shoulder this morning by preheating our oven to 280 degrees and taking out the top rack.  To season the meat I made a quick marinade with green peppers, onions, garlic and rosemary.  I do a large chop of the veggies and lightly saute them with some EVOO and season with salt, pepper, cumen and Spanish paprika.  I then put it all in the blender with some more EVOO, puree and there’s my marinade!

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I poked a few holes on the bottom, sides, and top of the shoulder.  First place the meat in a roasting pan fat side down and pour half of the marinade on top and coat with a spoon or your hand.  Then flip so the fat is on top and pour the remainder of the marinade and again coat with a spoon or your hand.  Cover with a tight layer of tin foil and you’re ready to go!

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I let the pork roast for about 4 hours and then I started basting it every 20 minutes.  After 5 1/2 hours I removed the foil and left it in there for another 45 minutes.  Take it out and it’s ready to go!

This is one of the easiest recipes out there!  If you want to skip the marinade step just season with your favorite flavors and drizzle with some EVOO and you’re ready to go!  I will be posting my secret sweet potato and loaded string beans recipes later this week!  Enjoy and as always have fun!