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Onion Soup Mix Green Beans ‘n Potatoes with Bacon

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I don’t know why it’s always so much harder to come up with a fun side dish than it is to create the main dish. If you have this trouble, too, then you’re really going to love these easy to make, DELICIOUS, Onion Soup Mix Green Beans ‘n Potatoes with Bacon! With spring and summer coming, this easy-peasy veggie dish will go beautifully with so many things that you can toss on the grill!

From burgers and steaks, to chicken or chops, and even fish! Whether you’re grilling out or cooking indoors, this is a handy one to keep nearby!! I think that this gets 4 – 5 servings, but I’m not completely sure….as my hubby went back for more and even ate it COLD before I had a real chance to eyeball the serving amounts.

Best compliment there is!!

Buttery potatoes and onions sautéed until golden, seasoned with onion soup and dip mix, tossed with crisp-cooked smokey pieces of thick-cut bacon, and warm and earthy, fresh garlic, plus just one can of cut green beans, and you’ve got yourself one heck of a flavorful side!!

I only added one very slightly rounded tablespoon of the soup mix, making sure to get an even amount of both the powdery salty seasonings as well as the dried onions, and that was perfect for us. But you could certainly do just a bit more for an extra pop of flavor, especially if you don’t get quite enough of the seasoning part. (And you can always add a little bit of salt). Just be careful not to overdo it. Remember, you can always add, but you can’t take it back out. If you accidentally go overboard and you’ve gone way past too salty, you can always add another (drained) can of green beans. All is never lost!

I used a medium-sized russet for this, but any potato will do, such as a red potato, Yukon Gold, fingerlings, or even plain yellow ones. Whatever you happen to have on hand is fine. And just leave the peel on. That’s where most of the vitamins are!

So be sure to save this onto your Pinterest boards, because this dish comes in VERY handy, and will be your summer go-to quick-dish for anything you’re grilling or fixing! Goes great with everything from burgers, sloppy joes, sandwiches and brats, to pork chops, steaks and chicken, or pot roast, corned beef, and meatloaf! Enjoy!!

 

 

If you enjoyed this recipe, you might want to see my other version using Ranch! Also delicious and very popular on my blog! {Click here for the recipe!}

 

Yield: 4 servings

Onion Soup Mix Green Beans 'n Potatoes with Bacon

Onion Soup Mix Green Beans 'n Potatoes with Bacon

Ingredients

  • 1/2 stick butter (4 Tbl.)
  • 1 small sweet onion, cut into thin wedges
  • 1 large regular red or medium russet potato, unpeeled, diced into 1/2 - 3/4"
  • 1/4 tsp. coarse ground black pepper
  • 3 strips crisp-cooked bacon, thinly sliced
  • 1 tsp. finely minced garlic, one clove (I just use my garlic press for this)
  • 1 (very slightly rounded) Tbl. dry Onion Soup and Dips Mix (or a little more to taste if you like but add slowly)
  • 1 (14.5 oz.) can green beans, drained
  • more pepper to taste
  • *salt only if desired after tasting

Instructions

  • In medium saucepan or small frying pan, melt butter. Add onion, potatoes and pepper. Sauté over medium/medium-low heat until potatoes are fork tender. (I like to cover with a lid and stir every so often.) Takes about 15 minutes.
  • Add bacon, garlic, and Onion Soup Mix. Stir in well.
  • Fold in green beans and heat through, simmering, stirring gently and occasionally so that you don't wreck them. Cover and set aside for 15 minutes. (*This will help to fully rehydrate the dried onions in the mix).
  • Add pepper to taste. Add salt* only if desired. *Keep in mind that mixes are salty.

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