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Braised Green Beans & Fennel

by Nancy Newcomer

  • Braised Green Beans & Fennel
  • Serves 6
  • Ingredients
  • 1 TB olive oil
  • 3 slices bacon, diced -you may also use pancetta cubes (omit if going vegan)
  • 1 1/2 cups thinly sliced fennel bulb
  • 6  cloves sliced garlic
  • 2 pounds green beans, rinsed, ends trimmed
  • 1 cup chicken stock (veggie stock if going vegan)
  • 1 tsp French grey salt
  • 1/2 tsp  fresh ground black pepper


On stove top, add olive oil to a large deep skillet and heat to medium. Once oil is hot, add bacon (or pancetta) cook until browned, ab out 5 minutes. Add fennel & garlic. Cook until fennel is translucent, about 4 minutes. Add green beans to combine with bacon, fennel, & garlic. Increase heat to medium high and add the chicken stock. As soon as the stock begins to boil, place the lid on the pan and cook the beans for about 6 minutes. Remove the lid, season the beans with the salt and pepper, and toss well. Replace the lid and cook until the beans are tender, 1 or 2 minutes longer.

Remove from the heat and transfer the beans to a serving dish or small platter.

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