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Green Beans with Caramelized Onions and Bacon


  • 8 ounces bacon, chopped into 1 inch pieces
  • 12 ounces green beans
  • 1/2 onion, sliced thinly
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 3 tablespoons apple cider vinegar

Prep Time:

15 minutes

Cook Time:

20 minutes



Simple and packed with flavor, onions and bacon are the perfect complement to farm-stand-fresh green beans.

Why Try? This is one of those side dishes that can sometimes steal the show from the main dish. Everyone loves this.

Foodie Byte: This entire dish can be prepared ahead and served at room temperature, if desired. If served hot, everything can be prepared right up until steaming the green beans, then toss hot green beans with onions and bacon when ready to serve.


  1. Cook bacon until crisp in skillet, drain bacon, and set aside, reserving bacon grease.
  2. In skillet with bacon grease, sauté onions with sugar, salt, pepper, and apple cider vinegar until tender. Set aside.
  3. Steam or blanch green beans until tender, and toss with onion mixture and reserved bacon pieces. Serve warm or at room temperature.

Nutritional Information

Calories 331, Carbohydrates 17g, Cholesterol 39mg, Fat 26g, Fat Calories 232, Fiber 3g, Protein 8g, Saturated Fat 9g, Sodium 719mg. Daily Values: Calcium 39.55mg 4%, Phos 144.02mg 14%, Copper 0.11mg 6%, Zinc 0.9mg 6%, Panto 0.51mg 5%, Biotin 2.47mcg 823%, Iodine 0.27mcg 0%, Magnesium 30.25mg 8%, Iron 1.22mg 7%, Vitamin B6 13%, Vitamin C 19%, Vitamin B12 7%, Vitamin D 9%, Vit E-a-Toco 2%, Vitamin A 12%. Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.