Fiance's Favorite Savory Green Beans Recipe -
Fiance's Favorite Savory Green Beans Recipe
  • READY IN 40 mins

Fiance's Favorite Savory Green Beans

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"My boyfriend-turned-fiance absolutely FLIPS over these....hopefully you will enjoy them as much! Fresh green beans simmered with bacon, garlic, and onion, then joined with bread crumbs, seasonings, and cheese to create a wonderful side dish!"

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Original recipe makes 6 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    20 mins
  • COOK

    20 mins

    40 mins


  1. Cook and stir the bacon, onion, and garlic in a large skillet over medium heat until the bacon has just started to brown, about 8 minutes; mix in the balsamic vinegar, water, salt, black pepper, and green beans. Reduce heat to medium-low, and simmer the green beans until almost all the liquid has evaporated, about 10 minutes. Stir in the bread crumbs. Remove the skillet from the heat, and sprinkle with Italian cheese blend. Adjust salt and black pepper to taste.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Mar 24, 2012

I made two small changes and that was cutting way back on the salt and I used fresh parmesan instead of the italian cheese blend, only because that was what I had on hand. We liked the flavor of these but found the breadcrumbs odd which made the dish unappealing. I'd like to make this recipe again, but omit the breadcrumbs, then re-review.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jul 21, 2011

Green beans with a vinegar taste. My family thought these were ok. They weren't crazy on the vinegar taste. The beans had to cook longer than 10 minutes. The bacon and the cheese were a nice touch. Thanks Ranchgirl for sharing.


16 Ratings

Apr 06, 2011

Very good recipe! I would suggest par boiling the green beans before adding to the mixture. Maybe it was my beans but--they were a little tough!

Apr 07, 2011

These were very tasty, but the breadcrumbs were a little strange to us. I may make this again, but will probably skip the breadcrumbs the next time.

Apr 04, 2011

This dish was very good. I did not know what to expect at first but it turned out very good. My 7 year old daughter loved it so much, she kept asking for more. I will definitely make this again.

Jan 06, 2013

This recipe is amazing I cooked it for thanksgiving and for Christmas and my family and friends just loved it everyone was asking for the recipe. I just added a little more water cause I think it needs to cook longer for people that are not huge vegie eaters. My family preferred the green beans a little more softer.

Dec 09, 2011

Good green beans. I think I added a bit too much bacon, but that's okay. Nice and savory, but a bit heavy so I'd try and serve with something light. Or, just serve as the main dish. It has protein in it, right? These are pretty simple, easy, and quick. thanks for the recipe!

May 09, 2011

I dont think the flavor of these beans is enough to warrant all the extra fat added to them. They were pretty good, but I think I'll opt for healthier next time.


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  • Calories
  • 239 kcal
  • 12%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 17.8 g
  • 6%
  • Cholesterol
  • 27 mg
  • 9%
  • Fat
  • 15.1 g
  • 23%
  • Fiber
  • 4.5 g
  • 18%
  • Protein
  • 9.7 g
  • 19%
  • Sodium
  • 857 mg
  • 34%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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