Give your veggies an upgrade by making these Spicy Green Beans, a savory side dish with a kick that will complement any meal!
To get started, bring a medium pot of salted water to a rolling boil. (Use 1 teaspoon of salt for every cup of water you use.)
While the water is coming to a boil, wash and trim both ends of the beans with a paring knife. Then, carefully split each bean in half lengthwise.
Add the green beans to the water and cook until tender, about 3 minutes.
Drain the beans and cover with ice water to stop the cooking process.
In a skillet over medium-low heat, add bacon and cook until the bacon is almost done (5-8 minutes).
Add the shallot and continue to cook until soft (Bacon should be crispy at this point)
Add green beans and red pepper flakes, increase heat to medium, and cook until the beans are softened, stirring frequently (about 5 minutes).
Add salt and pepper, to taste.