Nothing Is Lost And Sauteed Green Beans With Bacon And Mushrooms

Sauteed Green Beans With Bacon And Mushrooms / My Friend's Bakery

“Mom! Where’s my jeans?”
“In the drawer where all of your other pants are.”

“Mom! Where’s my iPad?”
“On the coffee table where you left it.”

“Mommy! Where did you put the toilet paper?”
“In the cupboard in the bathroom where it always is.”

Sauteed Green Beans With Bacon And Mushrooms / My Friend's Bakery

“Mom! Where did you put the pizza pops?”
“In the basement, in the freezer like I always do.”

“Honey! Where is my wallet?”
“In your work pants pocket. The ones you wore yesterday.”

“Mom! Where did you put the remote?”
“It’s on the table next to the TV.”


Sauteed Green Beans With Bacon And Mushrooms / My Friend's Bakery

“Mom! Where is my new sweater?”
“Hanging up in your closet like it’s supposed to be.”

“Honey! Where are my keys?”
“Hanging in the lock in the back door.”

“Mom! Where are all of my guitar picks?”
“Under your bed, on your dresser, on your desk, and there’s some on the washing machine.”

Sauteed Green Beans With Bacon And Mushrooms / My Friend's Bakery

“Mom! Bacon and green beans? Have you lost your mind?”

Nothing is ever lost, until Mom can’t find it.

Sauteed Green Beans With Bacon And Mushrooms

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Yield: 5 cups

A lovely side dish made with fresh beans from the garden. The addition of the bacon adds a slightly smoky flavor while the little splash of lemon juice adds a bright, fresh twist.


  • 5 strips bacon, diced
  • 6 button mushrooms, sliced
  • 1/4 onion, diced
  • 5 cups whole green beans, fresh or frozen
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • salt and pepper, to taste


In a frying pan, cook the bacon pieces until crispy. Transfer the cooked bacon to a paper towel to drain. Drain the bacon fat from the pan, reserving 1 tablespoon. Add the reserved bacon fat back to the pan. Add the mushrooms and onion. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Over medium heat, saute the mushrooms and onion until the onion is translucent and the mushrooms have released their liquid and have begun to brown.

While the mushrooms and onion are cooking, put the green beans into a microwave safe dish. Add enough water to cover the beans. Cover the dish with a lid or plastic wrap. Microwave on high for 4 minutes. Drain.

Add the drained beans to the pan with the mushrooms and onions. Add the bacon pieces back into the pan. Add the lemon juice. While gently stirring, saute for 2 or 3 minutes . Add additional salt and pepper to taste.


Original Recipe by My Friend's Bakery 2015

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  1. Marg Reffle says:

    I made this to accompany a ham on Christmas Eve. My younger dd finished off the dish. Who knew if I just added two of her favorite foods to beans, she would devour this dish?!? This was loved by everyone. A great way to want to eat more green beans. I should add that I used purchased bacon bits to save time. Next time I’ll double the dish, so we have leftovers.

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