"Sweet bacon vinaigrette lovingly caressing green beans. Discovered this combination during Thanksgiving dinner when a bottle of bacon vinaigrette was dropped onto my plate. The result was delicious. I like to add a bit of Cheddar. Bacon, green beans, and Cheddar just goes really well together for me." — Frank
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fresh green beans, trimmed
smoked bacon, cut into 1/2-inch pieces
yellow onion, sliced thin
red wine vinegar
chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley
I used shallots rather than onions and loved them caramelized. As recommended by another reviewer, I used apple cider vinegar rather than the red wine vinegar and preferred that exchange. The small amount of sugar and vinegar was not enough to produce the sweet-sour tang I sort of expected and I was glad it didn't. It was, however, enough to contribute great flavor. As for the bacon, it's hard to go wrong adding it to just about anything.
this was ok, but I didn't care for the extra tangy tastew with the vinegar. I would cut back on that. However, I can tell you I did cut back on the bacon grease and that might have affected it.
This dish is wonderful Frank and certainly no secret as it's a very typical side that German and Austrian families have been making for years. So glad you discovered it tho because it really is amazing. I went for the big guns and used a whole pound of bacon and apple cider vinegar instead of the red. Family "yummed" their way all thru dinner and told me that it tasted just like my German potato salad except with green beans! Thank so much Frank!
This is a delightful twist to boring ole' green beans. I used turkey bacon and sliced sweet Maui onions and actually love these carmelized! Another reviewer, Linda Mclean, suggested apple cider vinegar in place of red wine vinegar and so I used that instead. Loved the subtle sweet-n-sour tang, and it's not overpowering, which is good for all of us! Everyone here loves bacon so you can't go wrong with that in this or any other dish! Thank you for sharing Frank!
cooked everything together. came out great. kids liked it.
Made this with fresh yellow beans from my local farmers market. It was wonderful.
I just wasn't that impressed with this dish. I love the combination of ingredients and followed the recipe exactly but something was missing for me, not enough flavor. Sorry. I drained off the bacon grease, was I supposed to do that? Maybe that is why it just lacked flavor for me. I will try this again as I have had all of these ingredients in the past but for some reason this just wasn't flavorful enough for me.
Great recipe! I've made green beans with bacon before, but the red wine vinegar adds a lot. I steamed the green beans and skipped the parsley.
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Green Beans with Smokey Bacon Vinaigrette
Serving Size: 1/8 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 8
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 117
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