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Garlic Green Beans with Gorgonzola Recipe
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Garlic Green Beans with Gorgonzola Recipe

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I updated this green bean holiday side dish by adding a touch of white wine, fresh thyme and green onions. It's delicious, easy to make and my family loves it!—Nancy Heishman, Las Vegas, Nevada
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Cook: 3 hours
MAKES:10 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Cook: 3 hours
MAKES: 10 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 pounds fresh green beans, trimmed and halved
  • 1 can (8 ounces) sliced water chestnuts, drained
  • 4 green onions, chopped
  • 5 bacon strips, cooked and crumbled, divided
  • 1/3 cup white wine or chicken broth
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh thyme or 2 teaspoons dried thyme
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons seasoned salt
  • 1 cup (8 ounces) sour cream
  • 3/4 cup crumbled Gorgonzola cheese

Directions

  1. Place green beans, water chestnuts, green onions and 1/4 cup cooked bacon in a 4-qt. slow cooker. In a small bowl, mix wine, thyme, garlic and seasoned salt; pour over top. Cook, covered, on low 3-4 hours or until green beans are crisp-tender. Drain liquid from beans.
  2. Just before serving, stir in sour cream; sprinkle with cheese and remaining bacon. Yield: 10 servings.
Originally published as Garlic Green Beans with Gorgonzola in Taste of Home Everyday Slow Cooker & One Dish Recipes Annual 2014, p80

Full-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a full-bodied white wine such as Chardonnay or Viognier.

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Reviewed Nov. 29, 2014

"I know that this probably sounds hateful and I'm sorry about that, but this was probably the worst tasting green bean casserole I ever made. It wasn't even edible. The flavors just did not blend together. The reciple said to cook on low, but halfway through I had to switch to high because the beans were still hard. I think that sticking with the first five ingredients and going heavier on the bacon and onion would have been enough. I did use chicken broth instead of the white wine but I don't think that it would have made any difference."

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