BACON & BOURBON GREEN BEANS FLAMBÉ
- 4 Strips of Bacon, diced
- 1 Tbsp Maple-Wood Smoked Bacon Infused Olive Oil
- 1 Large Shallot, diced
- 2 Cloves Garlic, minced
- 1 Pound Green Beans, ends trimmed
- 1 ½ Tbsp Sweet Applewood Barbecue Rub & Seasoning
- 2 Tbsp Bourbon Barrel Aged Balsamic Vinegar
- ¼ Cup Bourbon
- ½ tsp Smokey Bacon Sea Salt
Heat a cast iron skillet on medium high heat on the grill.
Add bacon to cast iron and cook 10-15 minutes until crisp. Remove the bacon, reserving the bacon grease in the pan, and let drain on a paper towel.
To the pan add the olive oil, shallots and garlic and cook until fragrant, about 2-3 minutes.
Add the green beans, rub, and balsamic and stir to coat. Cook until the green beans are bright green, about 4-5 minutes.
In a separate small fry pan over medium heat add the bourbon and heat until bubbles form around the edges of the pan. Make sure the liquid doesnot boil (if you get the bourbon too hot, it will not light on fire). Use a long lighter to light the vapors right above the bourbon.
Pour the bourbon that is now on fire into your green bean pan and shake until the flame dies out.
Finish with sea salt and bacon. Enjoy immediately!