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Flank Steak and Bacon Wrapped Green Beans

I have to say THANK YOU to How Sweet It Is for posting this.  I saw it and HAD to make it.  Seriously.  She also had flank steak up a few posts prior that was also drool worthy.  I had to combine the two for one big drool fest.  Here is her recipe:

  •  fresh green beans
  • bacon
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 2 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Spray a 9 x 13 baking dish with non-stick spray.

Wash and thoroughly dry green beans, then season with salt and pepper. Bundle together about 8-10 green beans or however many you want, really.  Wrap a slice of bacon around a bundle of green beans. Lay the bundle bacon seam side down in the baking dish to hold it together. Repeat with remaining beans.

Heat a small saucepan over low heat. Add butter, brown sugar and garlic and whisk until melted and combined. Brush the mixture over top of each green bean bundle.  Cover the bundles with foil and bake for 35 minutes. Remove foil and bake for 10-15 minutes more, just until bacon gets crispy.

Flank Steak –

I got this at Wholey’s in the strip.  I seasoned it with salt and pepper and grilled it up on my hot grill pan for about 5 minutes each side.  I let it sit on a cutting board for a few minutes to let the juices set.  So juicy.  So yummy.  Nom.

Presentation is kind of sloppy here but it was freaking amazing.  I’m telling you.  It. Was. Ah. Maze.  Wrap everything in bacon!

And here is another photo of what I drank with it.  I’m feeling generous with the photos in this post.  This stuff is truly refreshing.  And delicious.  Yummy.  I love beer.  Thank you, Natalie, for sharing your yummy beer!


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6 bean salad

My mom made her six bean salad one Sunday I was coming home.  I don’t remember her ever making this before… and part of me wants to ask why because it is YUMMY.  And extremely simple.  You know I like yummy and simple.  It’s so simple, you don’t even have to turn on the stove.  Yeah, that simple.

You’ll need:

  • 6 cans of various beans (such as garbanzo, green, cannellini , black, pinto, kidney, etc.  Whatever your heart desires!)
  • 1 cup honey
  • 1 cup cider vinegar

empty the beans into a sieve, rinse and let drain.  whisk together the honey and vinegar in a small bowl.  once the beans are mostly dry, transfer them to a serving bowl and pour the honey and vinegar dressing over top.  add salt and pepper, toss and serve!

I feel like I’m cheating you all out of a substantial post but really, this is it.  it’s the perfect side dish to whip up in a pinch during some hot summer days.  i would suggest to serve it cold, because that’s how i prefer it, but it is also yummy room temperature.


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peppercorn and garlic porkloin

there have been a lot of meat dishes as of late.  i tend to make a lot of chicken and steak because it’s so easy and versatile but i needed a little change.  i was looking through the meat section at the grocery store and found a nice looking porkloin that was in a peppercorn and garlic marinade.  i rarely cook with pork.  and when i do, i use pork chops.  the porkloin spoke to me so i bought it thinking to myself, “i’ll figure out something to do with you.”

a few days later  i decided it was time for the porkloin.  i’ve been chicken-ed and steaked-out – enough was enough!  time for the other white meat.  i had some red potatoes and green beans on hand and whipped up a quick meal.

here’s what you do:

preheat the oven to 350.  place the pork loin in a glass baking dish and bake for about 45 minutes, uncovered.  my porkloin was already seasoned, but feel free to buy a non-seasoned loin and have at it.

while the porkloin cooks, bring a pot of water to a boil.  wash and slice red potatoes into small pieces, skin on.  drop the potatoes into the boiling water and let them go until fork tender, about 20 minutes.  turn the heat off, drain and dump the potatoes back into the pot.  add in a few pads of butter, about 1/4 to 1/2 cup of heavy cream, a pinch of salt and start mashing.

as for the green beans, it’s fairly simple.  saute in some olive oil with minced garlic.

this is going on the “make more often” list.  it was deeeelish!

Pork Loin on FoodistaPork Loin


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