Green Beans with Bacon and Shallots

Vicki Butts (lazyme)


These are great. I tried these one night at dinner with 6 people, and all agreed that they could eat these beans as the whole meal and forget everything else. I used pepper bacon which added a little more pizzazz.

★★★★★ 2 votes
15 Min
15 Min
Stove Top


2 1/2 lb
green beans, trimmed, cut into 2-inch pieces
8 slice
bacon, thinly sliced crosswise
3 Tbsp
unsalted butter
2/3 c
shallot, finely chopped (about 4 large)

How to Make Green Beans with Bacon and Shallots


  • 1Cook beans in large pot of boiling salted water until crisp-tender, about 4 minutes.
  • 2Drain. Rinse under cold water.
  • 3Drain well. Pat dry with paper towels.
    (Can be prepared 6 hours ahead. Wrap in paper towels; enclose in resealable plastic bag and refrigerate.)
  • 4Cook bacon in heavy large skillet over medium heat until crisp.
  • 5Transfer to paper towels and drain.
  • 6Discard all but 3 tablespoons bacon fat in skillet.
  • 7Add butter to skillet and melt over medium heat.
  • 8Add shallots and saute until tender and golden, about 4 minutes.
  • 9Add beans and saute until heated through, about 6 minutes.
  • 10Add bacon to skillet and toss to blend.
  • 11Season to taste with salt and pepper.
  • 12Transfer to bowl and serve.

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About Green Beans with Bacon and Shallots

Course/Dish: Vegetables
Main Ingredient: Vegetable
Regional Style: American