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A platter of Green Beans with Bacon and Onions
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5 from 2 votes

Green Beans with Bacon and Onions

Green Beans with Bacon and Onions will transform a simple side dish into a FABULOUS one.  Great for when you want to jazz up your vegetables.  Love this for the holidays when you need to add something healthy to your dinner menu. 
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: bacon, green beans
Servings: 6
Calories: 150kcal


  • 6 slices bacon chopped
  • 1 onion sliced thinly
  • 1 teaspoon brown sugar
  • salt and pepper
  • 2 lbs green beans
  • ½ cup water
  • 2 cloves garlic sliced thin


  • In a large skillet with a lid, cook bacon until crisp, 5 minutes. Remove to a paper towel lined plate. Pour off all but 1 tablespoon of grease. Add sliced onions, sugar and salt and pepper and cook until onion is soft and has started to brown, about 5 minutes.
  • Add green beans and stir to combine. At water, garlic and salt. Increase heat to medium high and cover, stirring occasionally until the water has evaporated and beans are slightly soft, about 5-8 minutes. Remove lid and cook until they are slightly browned, about 2 minutes. Top with crisped bacon.


Calories: 150kcal | Carbohydrates: 14g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 15mg | Sodium: 157mg | Potassium: 389mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 1043IU | Vitamin C: 20mg | Calcium: 62mg | Iron: 2mg