Firecracker Green Beans

Famous Dave's Copycat Recipe

1 pound green beans
4 slices of bacon, cooked (grease reserved)
2 taablespoons bacon grease
1/2 large onion, chopped
1/2 cup chopped red bell pepper
1/2 jalapeno, seeded, deviened, and finely chopped
2 cloves garlic, finely minced
1 cup chicken broth
1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
1/2 teaspoon salt
ground black pepper

Snap the stem ends of the green beans, wash, and set aside.
Cook bacon in a large skillet until fully cooked and crisp. Remove bacon from pan to drain on paper towels. Add chopped onion, red pepper, and jalapeno to bacon grease in a skillet over medium heat and cook just until the onions have softened and starting to caramelize. Add the garlic and cook for a minute.

Add the green beans and cook until the beans turn bright green, about a minute or so. Add the chicken broth, crushed red pepper flakes, salt, and pepper. Turn the heat to low and cover the skillet with a lid (leave the lid cracked slightly to allow steam to escape). Cook until the liquid evaporates and the beans are fairly soft, but still a bit crisp, 20 to 30 minutes. Roughly chop cooled bacon and top finished beans before serving!