This recipe using fresh green beans with shallots and bacon has to be one of my favorites. It’s so easy to pull together and it ends up being very impressive!

Italian  Sausage Soup

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Ingredients

– 1 1/2 lb green beans fresh, washed – 5 shallots sliced into rings – olive oil for frying – 1/2 cup balsamic vinegar – 1 tablespoon brown sugar packed – 3 tablespoons butter – salt & pepper to taste – 8 slices bacon baked at 400F for 10 minutes, cooled & cut into pieces – fried onion 100% optional for garnish, got it from Trader Joe's

6 people

30 mins

Step 1

Slice shallots into thin rings then add olive oil into a skillet up to about 1” depth.

Step 2

Heat oil over medium heat and add shallots to cook for about 2-3 minutes. They should look golden in color. Using a slotted spoon, transfer them to a paper towel-lined plate.

Step 3

Wipe the skillet clean or grab another one and add sugar and balsamic vinegar. Cook over medium-high heat for 5 minutes until the mixture has reduced by half. Stir occasionally until nice and thick.

Step 4

To the sauce, add in the butter and stir until melted.

Step 5

Add back in the beans and sauté until heated through. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

Step 6

Remove beans to a serving tray or big bowl and garnish with bacon, shallots, and onions. Enjoy while warm!