Holy cow! These are the best green beans I've ever had. I could eat these every night and be happy.
As Biz's favorite vegetable, we're usually willing to try new ways of preparing them, and these were incredible. I'm sure they're even better if you use fresh haricots verts, but I used good ol' canned green beans. The goat cheese is what really dressed these up. (The real truth is that I could eat goat cheese every day and be happy.) And what isn't better with bacon?
This is delicious enough to serve on a special occasion or on a weeknight. The goat cheese is a little bit of a splurge, but the canned green beans save you some money, so it all evens out, right?
Green Beans with Goat Cheese and Bacon
1 (14.5 oz) can green beans (I used Italian cut)
3 strips bacon
2 oz goat cheese
In a small skillet, fry the bacon strips over medium heat. Remove when finished, and set aside. Pour out all but one teaspoon of bacon grease.
In a microwaveable bowl, heat green beans for 3 minutes. In pan with bacon grease, combine goat cheese and green beans until cheese melts. Transfer to serving dish, and crumble bacon on top. Serve hot.