Tina Knowles can whip up an outfit from fabric to fabulous, and according to her Grammy Award winning daughter Beyonce, she can whip up some "life changing" food. One of her beloved dishes: Cajun Green Bean Stir-Fry
The inclusion of chopped bacon, cayenne pepper, and baby potatoes, proves this dish is far from the traditional boring green beans recipe. "It is the most tasty, delicious dish. And it's green beans, so you don't feel too guilty about eating them," said Beyonce to People.com
Tina Knowles's Cajun Green Bean Stir-Fry Serves 8, as adapted from People.com
4 slices bacon, finely chopped
1 medium onion, chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 lbs. green beans, trimmed and sliced in half (8 cups)
lb. baby potatoes, lightly steamed and halved
1 tbsp. seasoning salt
1 tsp. ground black pepper
tsp. cayenne pepper cup water
1. In a very large skillet or wok, fry bacon until crisp, 3 to 4 minutes. Add onion and garlic and cook, stirring, until browned, an additional 4 to 5 minutes.
2. Add green beans, potatoes, seasonings and water and cook, stirring constantly, until beans are just cooked through and tender-crisp, 4 to 5 minutes.