- kosher salt and black pepper
- 2 pounds green beans, trimmed
- 6 slices bacon
- 2 shallots, sliced
- 2 tablespoons cider vinegar
- 2 tablespoons whole-grain mustard
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- Bring a large pot of water to a boil and add 1 tablespoon salt. Add the green beans and cook until just tender, 4 to 5 minutes. Drain and run under cold water to cool; Meanwhile, in a medium skillet, cook the bacon over medium heat until crisp, 6 to 8 minutes; transfer to a paper towel-lined plate. Let cool, then break into pieces.
- Discard all but 2 tablespoons of the bacon drippings from the skillet and return to medium heat. Add the shallots and cook, stirring, for 1 minute. Stir in the vinegar, mustard, oil, % teaspoon salt, and V* teaspoon pepper. Add to the green beans, along with the bacon, and toss to combine.
Tip: This bacon dressing is also delicious on steamed broccoli.
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