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Green Beans with Bacon and Onions

Green Beans with Bacon and Onions is an easy, delicious side dish your family will love. Do some meal-prep in advance and you can deliver this dish in under 15 minutes!

Course Side Dish
Cuisine American/Comfort Food
Keyword green beans, green beans and bacon
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Servings 4 –6

Ingredients

  • 1 lb fresh green beans preferable French green beans (a.k.a. haricots verts)
  • 2 slices thick, cured bacon chopped
  • 1 sweet onion (medium), chopped
  • 1/2 cup chicken broth
  • 1/2 tsp coarse salt (or to taste)
  • 1/4 tsp freshly ground black pepper (or to taste)

Instructions

MEAL-PREPPING THE GREEN BEANS

  1. Boil the beans for 6–7 minutes, or until crisp tender. Drain and place the colander into a prepared ice bath. Dry the beans well and chop into bite-size pieces (or leave them whole if you prefer). Set aside.

MAKING GREEN BEANS WITH BACON AND ONIONS

  1. Add the bacon to a pot or skillet over medium-high heat. Add the onions. Sauté until the bacon is crispy and has rendered its fat and the onions are translucent. Don't remove the bacon fat! Add the chicken broth, salt, and pepper, and beans. Simmer for 3 minutes. Enjoy!

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