Fresh Green Bean  with Bacon and Shallots



30 mins

6 servings


green beans shallots olive oil brown sugar butter salt & pepper bacon fried onion

Step 1

Bring a pot of salted water to a boil over medium heat. Adding salt to the water not only helps water boil faster but will also help the beans not stick together.

Step 2

Place the beans in the pot of boiling water and cook for 3-4 minutes. At this point, your beans will go from dull green to bright green! This is known as blanching.

Step 3

Drain the water and immediately submerge them into the bowl of ice water. This will stop the cooking process to ensure they do not become overcooked.

Step 4

Drain the beans and set them aside.

Step 5

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

Step 6

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 7

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 8

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

Step 9

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

Step 10

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

Enjoy while warm!

Fresh Green Bean with Bacon and Shallots is a quick and easy side dish made with tender-crisp beans coated in a sweet balsamic sauce and served topped with crunchy onions, crispy bacon, and shallots. 



Happy Cooking!