Bacon and Green Bean Stew

Imagine your 8 year old in front of a plate of broccoli. That’s me sitting in front of this stew. We had it relatively often, since it was easy to make and the ingredients weren’t to expensive. And making a big portion of it wasn’t hard, either. There was just the resistance of a rebellious youth to deal with.
The stew eventually grew on me and I was happy when it was served. I didn’t have this dish for many years, since I had left for Munich and the US, because I was only rarely eating at my parents house, and when, it was usually a more festive meal. It is something for every day, something great for a cold fall or winter day. Warms you up from the inside.

Recipe: Bacon and Green Bean Stew
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Recipe type: Entree
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Serves: 4
 
Easy stew
Ingredients
  • 1 pound green beans
  • ½ pound thick sliced bacon or diced ham
  • 1 pound potatoes
  • 1 large onion
  • 2 cups vegetable broth
  • olive oil
  • pepper
  • salt
  • garlic optional
  • nutmeg optional
Instructions
  1. Dice onion and potatoes.
  2. Cut the beans and bacon into ½-1 " pieces
  3. Heat the oil and fry bacon and onions in a large sauce pan until the bacon is light brown and the onions glassy. Don't let the bacon harden.
  4. Add some garlic, pepper and salt to taste.
  5. A sprinkle of nutmeg is optional.
  6. Add beans and potatoes and add vegetable stock until most is covered.
  7. Boil for 20 minutes and stir occasionally.
  8. Stir one final time until all the water has been soaked up by the potatoes

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