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Bacon Green Beans

Green beans with bacon are delicious fresh cooked green beans mixed with crispy bacon, sauteed onion, garlic and salt and pepper for a delicious side dish to add to any meal!
Cook Time16 mins
Total Time16 mins
Servings: 8


  • 1 pound green beans trimmed
  • 4 slices of bacon
  • 1/2 small yellow onion diced
  • 1 TBS minced garlic
  • 1/2 tsp salt to taste
  • 1/4 tsp pepper to taste


  • Bring a large pot of water to boil.
  • Cook green beans in water for about 5 minutes.
  • Remove from hot water and dump in ice water to stop cooking process. Drain and set aside.
  • Cook bacon in a large nonstick skillet until crisp. Remove from pan and set aside.
  • Remove 2 TBS of bacon grease and set aside. Discard remaining grease and wipe skillet clean.
  • Return reserved bacon grease to skillet and saute onions in the grease for about 4 minutes until soft and tender.
  • Add in the minced garlic and saute for about 1 more minute.
  • Add the green beans back into the pan and cook until they are heated through, about 5 to 6 minutes.
  • Return the bacon to the pan, and sprinkle with salt and pepper.
  • Mix everything together and serve.