Green beans are my favorite vegetable. They always have been. This side dish is easy, comes together quickly and is a great side dish to any meal. The flavor is incredible and low carb friendly.
2 pounds fresh green beans, ends trimmed
1 pound of sliced mushrooms
2 shallots, grated*
4 pieces of bacon
6 Tablespoons butter, divided
8 Tablespoons Worcestershire Sauce
1 Tablespoon Soy Sauce
Salt and pepper to taste
Fry bacon in a sauté pan. Remove bacon and set aside. Melt 4 Tablespoons butter in bacon grease. Add mushrooms and shallots. Sauté until tender. In a dutch oven, place green beans and boil until done. If you prefer your green beans al dente with a slight crunch, boil 4 minutes and drain and return to Dutch oven. If you prefer your beans more tender, boil a few minutes more. Add mushrooms, bacon and shallots and all of the butter and bacon grease in the pan. Add in Worcestershire Sauce, Soy Sauce, last 2 tablespoons of butter and salt and pepper to taste. Simmer on low for fifteen minutes. Discard bacon if desired and serve immediately. Enjoy!
*I used a microplane to grate the shallots but a box grater will work just fine.