Bacon Glazed Green Beans

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5 from 9 votes
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 10 minutes
Total: 20 minutes

These Glazed Bacon Green Beans are one of my family’s favorite side dishes!

These easy Bacon Glazed Green Beans are INCREDIBLE!

One of the most popular side dishes on my website are my Bacon Glazed Carrots.  This post gets thousands of views – especially around the holidays.

It’s sweet and salty and loaded with bacon.  What’s not to love?!

My neighbor brought over a bunch of green beans from his garden so I thought I would try the recipe with green beans.

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These easy Bacon Glazed Green Beans are INCREDIBLE!

These turned out so incredibly good!  I had to make a double batch because I know my guys would devour them…which they did.

This recipe is definitely a keeper! I’l be making it again and again!

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Bacon Banana Split
Smoky Pancetta Quiche
Maple Bacon Scones
Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Bacon and Almonds
Bacon Glazed Green Beans

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A white bowl of green beans, bacon and onions.
5 from 9 votes

Green Beans with Bacon and Onions

Yield: 6 servings
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 10 minutes
Total: 20 minutes
This Green Beans with Bacon and Onions is one of the best ways to get your picky eaters to devour their vegetables. It’s sweet and salty and loaded with bacon.  What’s not to love?!
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  • Blanch green beans in boiling water for 3 minutes or until crisp-tender.
  • Drain and set aside.
  • Meanwhile, In a large skillet, cook bacon until crisp.
  • Remove bacon and drain on paper towels. Crumble and set aside.
  • Reserve 1 tablespoon of bacon drippings in skillet.
  • Saute onion in bacon drippings over medium-high heat for 3 minutes or until tender.
  • Stir in brown sugar, pepper and blanched green beans.
  • Cook for 5 minutes or until beans are glazed and heated through.
  • Serve with crumbled bacon on top.

Expert Tips

  • Easy Side Dish: Cook green beans in advance and to save time later. Use a slotted spoon to remove from the water then store in an airtight container until ready to serve.
  • Add Pancetta: Replace the bacon with pancetta. It makes a wonderful substitution.
  • Short cut tip: Cook bacon in advance and crumble and store in an airtight container.
  • Cheese: Top with some fresh shaved parmesan cheese after putting in a serving bowl.

Estimated Nutritional Information

Calories: 100kcal | Carbohydrates: 13g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 0.01g | Cholesterol: 7mg | Sodium: 274mg | Potassium: 217mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 527IU | Vitamin C: 11mg | Calcium: 38mg | Iron: 1mg
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Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American

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