Today, I have the opportunity to share with you an easy recipe that I was able to really kick up a notch simply by using quality ingredients. D’Artagnan sells naturally raised, antibiotic, and hormone free meats. D’Artagnan, Inc. is a seller and manufacturer of pâtés, sausages, smoked and cured charcuterie, all-natural and organic poultry, game, free-range meat, foie gras, wild mushrooms and truffles. I am always on the lookout for good quality ingredients and so I was thrilled when D’Artagnan offered to send some of their meats for me to review.
This post is sponsored by D’Artagnan who provided the meat for my family to taste test.
I wanted to try a variety of D’Artagnan meats to get a good idea of the quality of the #DArtagnanFeast meats. I put in an order for the Uncured Bacon Sampler, Organic Bone-In Chicken Thigh packs, and the French Garlic Sausage. You can check out the details of what I ordered on the D’Artagnan website. Each one was really delicious. The quality is obvious in the flavor.
Today, I thought I would focus on the bacon and share an easy recipe. Bacon is a really popular food……..well because it’s bacon. My son often tells me that his favorite food to go with bacon is “more bacon.” I new that I would get an honest opinion from him about the D’Artagnan bacon. My son has no problem telling me when he doesn’t like something. Sometimes it drives me crazy, but at times like this, it’s nice to know exactly what he thinks about a product. I certainly don’t want to spend money on food my family won’t eat nor do I want to recommend anything your family won’t like. Nothing, but the best for my readers!
We started out making simple BLTs with the Uncured Applewood Smoked Bacon. Nothing fancy. Just the flavor of bacon with a few additional fresh ingredients. My family gobbled up the sandwiches and asked for more. The D’Artagnan bacon was a big hit! The best part is that I had a simple meal that my family loved and I felt good about feeding them.
Included in the D’Artagnan bacon sampler is duck bacon. I’ll be honest………..I had no idea what to make with the duck bacon. I’ve got a bunch of ideas to try, but my first thought was a simple and elegant vegetable side dish. The bacon is beautiful and more delicious than I could have imagined. I made this dish for the recent Thanksgiving holiday and my extended family all really enjoyed the dish. This dish can be a beautiful addition to your holiday table with its sweet and savory elements………and bacon!
D’Artagnan Sweet and Savory Green Beans with Duck Bacon
- 1 28 Ounce Package of Frozen or Fresh Cut Green Beans
- ¼ Cup of Brown Sugar
- 1 Tablespoon of Fresh Minced Garlic
- 1 Teaspoon of Onion Powder
- 1 Package of D'Artagnan Uncured Smoked Duck Bacon
- Place Green Beans in a 6 or 7 Quart Slow Cooker
- Place the Brown Sugar, Garlic, and Onion Powder on top of the beans and stir to combine.
- Cook on low for 3 hours.
- While the Green Beans are cooking fry up the D'Artagnan Uncured Smoked Duck Bacon in a frying pan.
- Drain the grease from the bacon on paper towels.
- Cut the D'Artagnan Uncured Smoked Duck Bacon in small pieces. I used kitchen shears.
- Add the bacon to the green beans after 3 hours and cook for an additional hour.
If you love the smell of frying bacon then the D’artagnan bacon sampler is for you. My house smells absolutely delicious when I fry up the bacon.
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