Artichokes Simmered with Green Beans and Bacon
© Tina Rupp

Artichokes Simmered with Green Beans and Bacon



  1. 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil, plus more for drizzling
  2. 4 strips of bacon, sliced crosswise 1/2 inch thick
  3. 1 medium onion, halved and thinly sliced
  4. 1 medium carrot, sliced 1/4 inch thick
  5. 2 garlic cloves, very thinly sliced
  6. 2 cups water
  7. 1 cup dry white wine
  8. Juice of 1 lemon
  9. 1 teaspoon thyme leaves
  10. 1 bay leaf
  11. 1/4 pound thin green beans
  12. Two 9-ounce packages frozen quartered artichoke hearts, thawed and drained
  13. Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper
  14. 1 tablespoon coarsely chopped flat-leaf parsley
  1. In a medium saucepan, heat the 1 tablespoon of olive oil. Add the bacon and cook over moderate heat until the fat is rendered, about 3 minutes. Add the onion, carrot and garlic and cook, stirring occasionally, until the vegetables are slightly softened, about 4 minutes. Add the water, wine, lemon juice, thyme leaves and bay leaf, cover and simmer until the onion and carrot are tender, about 10 minutes.
  2. Add the green beans and artichokes, cover and cook until tender, about 3 minutes. Season with salt and pepper. Discard the bay leaf. Add the parsley and transfer to bowls. Serve with a drizzle of olive oil.