Friday, January 18, 2013

One Dish Wonder-Skillet Supper

Last week, C and I were walking the dogs and discussing what to have for dinner as I only meal planned for the beginning of the week.  We decided to do something different and it turned out great!  We used ingredients we had on hand to create a skillet supper filled with green peppers, frozen green beans, bacon, almonds and served with qunioa (which we had already cooked and in the fridge).  The whole meal took less than 30 minutes to throw together and we both loved the flavor of it.

6 strips bacon, cut into pieces
1/2 green pepper, julienned (sliced thinly)
12 oz frozen green beans
1/4 cup slivered/sliced almonds
2 cups quinoa (already cooked)
sprinkle of roasted red pepper flakes (depending on how spicy you like things)
1/4 t. garlic powder
salt and pepper to taste


1. In a large skillet, start by cooking bacon on medium heat until crisp.  Drain on paper towels and remove extra bacon grease from skillet.

2. Add pepper and green beans to skillet and season with pepper flakes, garlic, salt and pepper.  Cover with lid to steam for 5-10 minutes, depending on preferred level of crispness of beans.  You may need to stir periodically.

3.  Add almonds, bacon and quinoa to skillet and saute until almonds are toasted.

4. Serve and enjoy!


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