Green Beans with Caramelized Onions and Bacon

Green Beans with Caramelized Onions and Bacon

Green Beans with Caramelized Onions and Bacon

Prep Time

15 minutes

Cook Time

20 minutes

Serves

4 people

Simple and packed with flavor, onions and bacon are the perfect complement to farm-stand-fresh green beans.

Why Try? This is one of those side dishes that can sometimes steal the show from the main dish. Everyone loves this.

This entire dish can be prepared ahead and served at room temperature, if desired. If served hot, everything can be prepared right up until steaming the green beans, then toss hot green beans with onions and bacon when ready to serve.

Ingredients

  • 8 ounces bacon, chopped into 1 inch pieces
  • 12 ounces green beans
  • 1/2 onion, sliced thinly
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 3 tablespoons apple cider vinegar

Preparation

  • 1 Cook bacon until crisp in skillet, drain bacon, and set aside, reserving bacon grease.
  • 2 In skillet with bacon grease, sauté onions with sugar, salt, pepper, and apple cider vinegar until tender. Set aside.
  • 3 Steam or blanch green beans until tender, and toss with onion mixture and reserved bacon pieces. Serve warm or at room temperature.

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