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Beyoncé's "Life-Changing" Vegetable Recipe

Jul 29, 2013

Beyoncé's "Life-Changing" Vegetable Recipe

How did Tina Knowles get Beyoncé to eat her vegetables? It all started with one dish—her flavorful, cajun green bean stir-fry. "It's the most tasty, delicious dish," said Queen Bey to People, adding that it was positively "life-changing." "And it's green beans, so you don't feel too guilty eating them. They taste like steak!"

"Cooking is the one thing she hasn't gotten into," Tina Knowles told the magazine. "She hasn't mastered [it], but I'm sure she'll be a good cook once she makes up her mind."

Until then, Grandma Knowles has it covered.

Tina Knowles's Cajun Green Bean Stir-Fry
Serving size: 8

4 slices bacon, finely chopped
1 medium onion, chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 lbs. green beans, trimmed and sliced in half (8 cups)
¾ lb. baby potatoes, lightly steamed and halved
1 tbsp. seasoning salt
1 tsp. ground black pepper
½ tsp. cayenne pepper
¼ 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.

Not enough Beyoncé for one day? Click through our slideshow above for pictures of the singer with her adorable 18 month old daughter, Blue Ivy.

By Maria Denardo 

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