Quick 5-Ingredient Green Beans Recipe With Bacon & Caramelized Onions by 30Seconds Food

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Quick 5-Ingredient Green Beans Recipe With Bacon & Caramelized Onions

Green beans and bacon are a marriage made in heaven. When caramelized onions join the party, it gets even better. This green beans with caramelized onions and bacon recipe has just five simple ingredients and is ready in about 20 minutes. The onions are caramelized in the bacon grease alone with garlic. The result is incredibly delicious! 

This easy green bean recipe is quick, tasty and the perfect side dish for any protein – chickenbeef, pork or lamb. All you need to make these quick green beans is fresh green beans, bacon, butter, onion and fresh garlic. Green beans have never tasted so good!

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Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 6


  • 1 pound fresh green beans, ends trimmed off
  • 1/2 pound bacon, diced
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced or pressed

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Recipe Notes

  • In a pinch, you could use canned or frozen green beans instead of fresh, but try to go fresh whenever possible for the best results.
  • You could use olive oil instead of butter, or a combination of both.

Here's how to make it:

  1. Put the green beans into a pot of boiling, salted water for abut 5 minutes. Drain and dunk into an ice bath to stop the cooking. Drain well. 
  2. Cook the bacon in a skillet until crisp. Remove with a slotted spoon.
  3. Melt the butter in the same skillet (do not drain bacon grease). Add the onion and cook until caramelized, about 6 to 7 minutes. Add the garlic and cook an additional minute. 
  4. Add the green beans to the skillet. Season with salt and pepper, to taste. Cook, stirring, until they get a little color on them, about 5 minutes. Add bacon and serve. 

Nutrition Facts Per Serving

Calories: 271

Total Fat: 19.8g

Saturated Fat: 7.6g

Cholesterol: 52mg

Sodium: 906mg

Total Carbohydrate: 8g

Dietary Fiber: 3g

Total Sugars: 1.9g

Protein: 15.7g

Vitamin D: 3mcg

Calcium: 39mg

Iron: 1mg

Potassium: 403mg

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Donna John
Everything is better with bacon and caramelized onions! Yum!
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