Blistered Green Beans

“A clean kitchen is a sign of a wasted life.”

I first saw this recipe on Ree Drummond’s, The Pioneer Woman, television show. Obviously, her recipe inspired this, and I only made a few very subtle changes. Instead of 2 T of butter, I used one tablespoon and then one tablespoon of bacon grease. I also changed the cooking times just a bit. All in all though, Ree Drummond deserves all the praise and I hope you’ll watch her show on the Food Network.
Servings: 2 … Total Time: 10 minutes … Prep: 5 mins … Cook: 5 mins.

Blistered and ready to come out of the skillet.

Blistered and ready to come out of the skillet.


1 T butter
1 T bacon grease (or substitute butter)
8 ounces green beans, trimmed
1 T soy sauce, low sodium


Heat a cast-iron skillet over medium-high heat. Add the butter/bacon grease and when melted, add the beans. Let the beans sit and blister for about 2 minutes. Toss the beans coating them and allow them to blister some about 90 seconds more. Add the soy sauce, toss to coat the beans and cook about 1 more minute. Remove from heat and serve.