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How To Cook Fresh Green Beans With Bacon

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About Green Beans with Bacon

This is one of my go-to recipes on the day's friends and family stop by. Everyone seems to enjoy them, and I can not blame them. I mean,n who does not like bacon? If you already have your fresh green beans trimmed and cut, then this recipe only takes 15 minutes to make and goes well with anything you want to make it with. I like to serve it with fried chicken and mashed potatoes, but green beans with bacon also have a place at my holiday table.

If you have any questions or comments, please leave them below, as I love to hear from you.

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Cook Time

Prep timeCook timeReady inYields

10 min

15 min

25 min

Feeds 4-6

What You Need

  • 2 Tbsp butter
  • 2 clove garlic, fine minced
  • 1/2 onion, minced
  • 5 bacon strips, diced
  • 1 lb fresh green beans, trimmed and cut, frozen can be sub if needed
  • 2 tsp lemon juice
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • You can Add nuts like, pecans or almonds if you like

How You Do It

  1. If not already done, wash, and trim the ends off green beans and cut them in half.
  2. In a skillet over medium-high heat, melt butter, onion, and garlic, and add the bacon. Fry bacon until crispy.
  3. Place beans in a pot and cover with salted water. Bring to a boil. Cook, for 5-8 minutes or until crisp tender; drain well
  4. Add Beans and lemon to the pan with onion, and season with salt and pepper, and add nuts at this time if using.
  5. Cook for 2-3 minutes or until heated through and tender, toss to mix and sever

© 2013 Brenda


Violet Burns on September 12, 2020:

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Going to make these green beans as a side dish tonight.

Will write more later.

Sara Shelby on November 22, 2017:

Planning making these tomorrow, they sound amazing! For those who have made it- did you keep all the bacon grease and add the butter. That just seems like a lot of grease. I'm not opposed to the bacon grease just wondering about the butter at the end?

Jana50 on July 20, 2017:

I made this recipe. Only thing I'd change is cooking the bacon at least half way through before adding the onion & garlic. My first time I put b, o&g in at the same time. The onion & garlic were very dark by the time the bacon was crispy. My pan may have been too hot. But there's more green beans coming from the garden soon & I will be making this again!

Rahmad on January 09, 2015:

Beryl , what an Beryl , what an amazing repcie, I followed your directions to the T and it was amazing my wife and 2 children 3 & 5 yrs old all ate it up. AMAZING , That night the kids slept wit my wife & I because they do that some nights and all 4 of us were in our king size bed and Laughing because those beans gave us some wonderful anal artillary. I will check out some of your other video's as wellBlessings and Grace,Warren Tibbs , KC Missouri

Brenda (author) from Springfield, MO on June 23, 2013:

Thanks, and they are a healthy staple, and easy to keep on hand.

Nancy Owens from USA on June 23, 2013:

My family makes a similar variation of this recipe. I really like the way you explained it. Green beans are such a healthy staple to cook with.

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