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Recipe

Bacon Braised Green Beans

This modern take on the Southern classic will leave you wanting more! Since this version is quick-cooked, the beans stay crisp-tender — but oh, they’re coated with sautéed onions and little pieces of bacon. Don’t make me talk about it!

  • Yield: 4 to 6 servings
Bacon Braised Green Beans

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 6 slices bacon, diced
  • 1 cup thinly sliced onion
  • 2 tablespoons sliced garlic
  • 2 pounds green beans, rinsed, ends trimmed
  • 1 cup chicken stock or canned, low-sodium chicken broth or water
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

Directions

  • Set a Dutch oven over medium heat, and add the olive oil. Once the oil is hot, add the bacon and cook, stirring occasionally, until it is well browned, about 5 minutes. Add the onion and garlic and cook, stirring occasionally, until the onion is translucent, 3 to 4 minutes. Add the green beans and toss to combine with the bacon and onion.
  • Increase the heat to medium-high and add the chicken stock. As soon as the stock begins to boil, place the lid on the pan and cook the beans for about 6 minutes. Remove the lid, season the beans with the salt and pepper, and toss well. Replace the lid and cook until the beans are tender, 1 or 2 minutes longer.
  • Remove from the heat and transfer the beans to a serving dish or small platter to serve.