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Fresh Green Bean Recipe with Bacon

Fresh Green Bean Recipe with Bacon and Shallots

Love Keil
Fresh Green Bean Recipe with Bacon and Shallots is a quick and easy side dish made with tender-crisp beans coated in a sweet, buttery, balsamic sauce and served topped with crunchy onions, crispy bacon, and shallots. 
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 6 servings
Calories 230 kcal


  • 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


  • Bring a pot with salted water to a boil, add beans and bring it to a boil, cook on medium heat for 3-4 minutes. Drain the water and add beans into a ice cold water to stop the cooking process.
    beans are perfectly cooked
  • Slice shallots into thin rings. Into the skillet add olive oil about 1 inch in depth. Add shallot rings and cook over medium heat for 2-3 minutes or until shallots are golden color. Transfer onto a plate lined with paper towel using slotted spoon. 
    golden shallots
  • Using a large skillet, add sugar and balsamic vinegar and cook over medium/high heat for 5 minutes or until reduce in half, stirring slowly. Add butter, Stir.
    sugar and balsamic vinegar
  • Add green beans, and saute until heated thru about 4-5 minutes. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
    Add back in the beans and sauté
  • Serve on a tray or a big bowl. Garnish with bacon, shallots and onion pieces. Enjoy while warm.
    fresh green beans with bacon


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Calories: 230kcalCarbohydrates: 14gProtein: 6gFat: 18gSaturated Fat: 8gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gMonounsaturated Fat: 7gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 34mgSodium: 254mgPotassium: 371mgFiber: 4gSugar: 7gVitamin A: 969IUVitamin C: 16mgCalcium: 54mgIron: 2mg
Keyword bacon, green beans
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