Bacon, Green Beans and Onions

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An easy make-ahead side dish. Highlights the flavor of each ingredient.

 
  
. Prep
5 min.
Cook
8 min.
Ready In
15 min.
6 servings
Low Fat, Low in Saturated Fat, Low Cholesterol, Trans-fat Free, Low Carb
 
Metric measurements

Ingredients

16ounces green beans 1 pound, tough ends removed
1x salt as needed*
5slices bacon cut into 1/2-inch pieces
1medium onion finely chopped
1/4cup parsley leaves freshly chopped
1x black pepper to taste*
* not incl. in nutrient facts

Directions

Add 2 1/2 quarts of wate into a large saucepan, and bring to a boil.

Add the green beans and about 1 teaspoon of salt.

Cook the green beans until tender, 4 to 6 minutes.

Drain the cooked beans under the cold water or into ice-water bath to stop cooking.

Drain, and frigate for up to 4 hours or use immediately if desired.

Before serving, add the bacon in a large skillet over medium heat, and cook until crisp.

Remove the bacon from the skillet, and place onto paper towel and let drain.

Leave 1 to 1 1/2 tablespoons of bacon fat in the skillet, and discard the leftover bacon fat.

Cook the onions in the skillet with bacon fat for 4 to 6 minutes, until the onions become golden.

Stir in the green beans and cook for about 1 minute until heated through.

Divide among the serving plates.

Sprinkle the crumbled bacon and parsley over.

Season with salt and freshly ground black peper to taste if desired.

Serve and enjoy!

First published: last updated: 2014-04-16

 
 
 
 
 
 
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Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 62g (2.2 oz)
Amount per Serving
Calories 5448% of calories from fat
 % Daily Value *
Total Fat 3g 4%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 7mg 2%
Sodium 158mg 7%
Total Carbohydrate 1g 1%
Dietary Fiber 2g 6%
Sugars g
Protein 7g
Vitamin A 9% Vitamin C 17%
Calcium 2% Iron 4%
* based on a 2,000 calorie diet How is this calculated?