Green Beans with Shallots & Bacon

Green beans with bacon

I love green beans and they are great just boiled with a little butter and salt & pepper.  However, adding bacon and shallots tastes pretty good too :)

Green Beans with Shallots & Bacon
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Serves: 6-8
  • 2½ pounds green beans, trimmed, cut into 2-inch pieces
  • 8 bacon slices, thinly sliced crosswise
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • ⅔ cup finely chopped shallots (about 4 large)
  1. Bring of pot of water to boil and cook the green beans for 5 minutes (or longer if you don't like them too crisp.
  2. Meanwhile, cook the bacon in a saute pan. Remove the bacon and discard all but 2 Tbsp of bacon fat. Add butter and shallots to skillet with remaining bacon fat and saute on low for 4 minutes until shallots are cooked.
  3. Add green beans and bacon back to the pan, season with salt & pepper.


2 thoughts on “Green Beans with Shallots & Bacon

  1. Yeah!!! Thanks for the green bean recipe!!! One question. I don’t like shallots. Could I substitute garlic??

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