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Homemade Staples: Green Beans with Bacon and Shallots

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This is a tasty side dish to accompany a variety of meals.  The savory flavors of the bacon and shallots really enhance the green beans.  This really is a simple dish to prepare and the wow factor for your guests will be great!

Green Beans with Bacon and Shallots

  • 1 lb green beans, washed and trimmed
  • 2 strips bacon
  • 1 small shallot, finely chopped
  • Cracked black pepper, to taste
  • Kosher salt, to taste

Steam cook the green beans until crisp-tender.  Blanch them and set aside.

Fry bacon in a large fry pan until crisp.  Remove bacon to paper towel, pat dry, and let cool.  Remove half of the grease in the pan and set aside.

Add the finely chopped shallot to the large fry pan and cook at medium temperature until tender and translucent.

Meanwhile, chop bacon into small pieces.

Turn the heat to low.  Add green beans to large fry pan and toss with the cooked shallots.  Season with cracked black pepper and kosher salt to taste.  Let cook for a minute.  If needed, add a drizzle more of the reserved bacon grease.

Add bacon to green bean mixture and toss to combine.

Turn out mixture into a serving bowl and enjoy!

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33 comments on “Homemade Staples: Green Beans with Bacon and Shallots

  1. Bizzibeeds
    January 4, 2013

    This looks really tasty will give it a try 🙂 Thank you for posting.

  2. Leah
    January 4, 2013

    My boyfriend loves the combo of bacon and green beans! I like your addition of a shallot too. I’m sure we’ll be trying this within the next week. 🙂

    • Green Door Hospitality
      January 4, 2013

      Thanks! I swear I’m a shallot junkie, lol! But they are so good with so many dishes! And yes, this will go right along with your paleo diet 🙂

  3. Cloches & Lavender
    January 4, 2013

    I love this recipe, the beans look so green and vibrant.. I love shallots combined with green beans..

    Cynthia

  4. lulu
    January 4, 2013

    A go with everything veggie that we never tire of. If I happen to have a bit on hand, I use pancetta, too.

    • Green Door Hospitality
      January 4, 2013

      Oh I love pancetta with green beans as well! Green beans in general are a big favorite in our home as well! 🙂

  5. Claire D
    January 4, 2013

    This looks delicious! I am always looking for a green vegetable that has lots of flavor to serve with chicken that runs on the bland side – this would do very nicely!
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    • Green Door Hospitality
      January 4, 2013

      I think green beans pair so well with chicken! Not only are the flavors complimentary, the beans add some beautiful color to the plate. 🙂
      Kenley

  6. Home Seasons
    January 4, 2013

    We can almost smell the picture.. If we had our way, we’d put shallots in everything!

  7. tableofcolors
    January 4, 2013

    Perfect for dinner! I was just thinking one day recently of what would be an easy and delicious recipe to do with green beans…and here it is!

  8. gotasté
    January 5, 2013

    In Asia this will be a perfect dish to go with plain rice or porridge. My mum normally use dried prawns to fry with it but bacon looks great. I should try it soon.

    Danny

  9. petit4chocolatier
    January 5, 2013

    Kenley, this is perfect! I was trying to think of a side dish today with sea scallops that would be different. This is it!!! Thank you again 🙂

    • Green Door Hospitality
      January 5, 2013

      Oh wonderful! 🙂 So happy I could help. These will be wonderful with your sea scallops I’m sure!
      Kenley

  10. spicyhomemaker
    January 5, 2013

    I love fresh green beans and shallots. This looks so delicious. I love throwing a bunch of green beans into the crock pot with some chicken broth, ham hocks, and onion. Oh my goodness!

  11. Mama's Gotta Bake
    January 5, 2013

    I make this dish a lot, but have never added bacon. I will give your recipe a try!

  12. petit4chocolatier
    January 6, 2013

    Kenley,

    I love your new gravatar!! I prepared the green beans with bacon yesterday with sea scallops, breading, bourbon, and pecans. It was delicious. Thank you for the inspiration of the green beans and bacon. Truly a great side dish or lite snack/lunch.

    • Green Door Hospitality
      January 6, 2013

      Thanks! Glad you like the gravatar! And glad you enjoyed the green beans yesterday 🙂 Are these the same sea scallops that you posted a month or so ago? Those had sounded so yummy! And are still on my list to make. Thanks for the reminder 🙂

      • petit4chocolatier
        January 6, 2013

        Yes, I prepared them again yesterday with bourbon. They were perfect with your green bean recipe 🙂

  13. the Painted Apron
    January 6, 2013

    Fresh green beans are totally my favorite, and what could be better than a little sauteed shallot and bacon! On the menu this week, thanks so much!
    Jenna

  14. Garden Walk Garden Talk
    January 6, 2013

    Now this a coincidence. Today I made a similar side dish, only I added fresh minced garlic and used minced red onion instead of shallots.

    • Green Door Hospitality
      January 6, 2013

      I really like the red onion and garlic version as well! And that IS quite the coincidence! 🙂
      Kenley

  15. Karen (Back Road Journal)
    January 6, 2013

    One of my favorite ways to cook green beans…bacon really adds to their flavor, whether long simmered or prepared as you have here.

    • Green Door Hospitality
      January 6, 2013

      Agreed! Bacon does such wonderful things to Green Beans… And to Brussels Sprouts! 🙂
      Kenley

  16. Kate Johnson
    January 7, 2013

    Thanks for Nice post..!!

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