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Garlic Green Beans with Gorgonzola

 Garlic Green Beans with Gorgonzola
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
10 ServingsPrep: 20 min. Cook: 3 hours

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

  • 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.
  • Just before serving, stir in sour cream; sprinkle with cheese and
  • remaining bacon. Yield: 10 servings.
Wine: Full-Bodied White Wine: Enjoy this recipe with a full-bodied white wine such as

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Chardonnay or Viognier.