Green Beans with Caramelized Shallots and Bacon

by Rachael Ray Show Staff 5:00 PM, August 27, 2007

Aired August 27, 2007

Serves 8 servings
1 to 2 tablespoons EVOO - Extra Virgin Olive Oil
4 ounces bacon, about 1/2 of a package, chopped
4 shallots, peeled and thinly sliced
2 pounds green beans
1 cup chicken stock
Salt and freshly ground black pepper

Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add EVOO and chopped bacon and cook until crisp, about 10-12 minutes. Remove from the pan to a paper towel-lined plate. Add sliced shallots to the pan and cook in the bacon drippings until caramelized, about 10 minutes. Add the green beans and chicken stock to the pan.

Cook until desired tenderness, about 5 minutes. Season with salt and freshly ground black pepper and serve.