Green Bean and Bacon Saute Recipe -
Green Bean and Bacon Saute Recipe
  • READY IN 20 mins

Green Bean and Bacon Saute

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"This delicious vegetable side to any meal is easy to prepare and loved by everyone who has tried it."

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Original recipe makes 8 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    10 mins
  • COOK

    10 mins

    20 mins


  1. Cook bacon in a large skillet set over medium-high heat until crisp. Use a slotted spoon to remove bacon pieces and drain them on a paper towel-lined plate. Pour off excess grease from the skillet, leaving about 2 tablespoons in the pan.
  2. Add the garlic and red pepper flakes to the bacon grease and cook over medium-high heat until fragrant, about 1 minute. Add green beans and season with salt and pepper. Cook and stir until beans are tender but still a little crunchy, about 10 minutes. Return bacon to the pan and toss with the beans before serving.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jun 24, 2008

Since I can't find a place to submit a recipe, I'll add it here. My green bean saute` uses: 1 can green beans, drained and rinsed 1 Tbsp olive oil 1 Tbsp minced onion 1 Tbsp finely chopped red pepper or pimento (if available, for color) garlic powder or minced garlic to taste Salt and pepper to taste Saute lightly, medium heat, until all flavors are well distributed. Quick and easy and lots of flavor.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jan 08, 2010

Followed the recipe to the note, but it didn't really work for me. Garlic tends to burn quite easily in the last 10 minutes, and really overpowers the taste of the dish. I will try again, but fry the garlic separately and mix it in just before serving.

Aug 05, 2008

Very yummy! I didnt have red pepper on hand, but it was still good. I used fresh green beans instead of frozen.

Apr 17, 2008

I made this with canned green beans, and it was still very good. I want to try it with fresh next time. I did make a few changes: I sauted 1 can of mushrooms in 1 tbsp of butter until browned, then I added a few sliced onions and 1 can of beans. I sauted on medium heat until slightly browned, then added the cooked crumbled bacon and 1/2 tsp of fresh garlic. I did not use any bacon grease to cook the beans. Thanks for a very good recipe for me to experiment with. :)

Jul 17, 2009

Added a quater cup of finely chopped onion near the end of the cooking. Truely an Amercian classic.

Feb 16, 2010

I thought these were really good. The only things I did differently were that I steamed them first, then added them in with the garlic and oil for about 5 min and added the bacon. I also didn't use the red pepper flakes - didn't have any. I loved the bacon in them. Next time I will add more garlic - my husband and I are huge garlic fans! I will definitely make these again.

Jun 28, 2010

This was really good. I only used 5 slices of bacon, mainly because I didn't look at the recipe to see how many to use. I also couldn't find any frozen whole green beans so I used fresh but blanched them first. Very simple recipe.

Jan 21, 2010

I made this for Christmas with absolutely no changes and it was great! I received compliments right and left! A hint of spice with every bite and when we had leftovers, there was always some on my plate!


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  • Calories
  • 83 kcal
  • 4%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 4.8 g
  • 2%
  • Cholesterol
  • 13 mg
  • 4%
  • Fat
  • 5 g
  • 8%
  • Fiber
  • 1.7 g
  • 7%
  • Protein
  • 5.4 g
  • 11%
  • Sodium
  • 269 mg
  • 11%

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

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