My boyfriend-turned-fiance absolutely FLIPS over these....hopefully you will enjoy them as much! Fresh green beans simmered with bacon, garlic, and onion, then joined with bread crumbs, seasonings, and cheese to create a wonderful side dish!

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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Cook and stir the bacon, onion, and garlic in a large skillet over medium heat until the bacon has just started to brown, about 8 minutes; mix in the balsamic vinegar, water, salt, black pepper, and green beans. Reduce heat to medium-low, and simmer the green beans until almost all the liquid has evaporated, about 10 minutes. Stir in the bread crumbs. Remove the skillet from the heat, and sprinkle with Italian cheese blend. Adjust salt and black pepper to taste.

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Nutrition Facts

238.8 calories; 9.7 g protein; 17.8 g carbohydrates; 27 mg cholesterol; 857 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 4 stars
03/24/2012
I made two small changes and that was cutting way back on the salt and I used fresh parmesan instead of the italian cheese blend only because that was what I had on hand. We liked the flavor of these but found the breadcrumbs odd which made the dish unappealing. I'd like to make this recipe again but omit the breadcrumbs then re-review. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
07/22/2011
Green beans with a vinegar taste. My family thought these were ok. They weren't crazy on the vinegar taste. The beans had to cook longer than 10 minutes. The bacon and the cheese were a nice touch. Thanks Ranchgirl for sharing. Read More
(4)
20 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 6
  • 4 star values: 9
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 4 stars
03/24/2012
I made two small changes and that was cutting way back on the salt and I used fresh parmesan instead of the italian cheese blend only because that was what I had on hand. We liked the flavor of these but found the breadcrumbs odd which made the dish unappealing. I'd like to make this recipe again but omit the breadcrumbs then re-review. Read More
(18)
Rating: 4 stars
03/24/2012
I made two small changes and that was cutting way back on the salt and I used fresh parmesan instead of the italian cheese blend only because that was what I had on hand. We liked the flavor of these but found the breadcrumbs odd which made the dish unappealing. I'd like to make this recipe again but omit the breadcrumbs then re-review. Read More
(18)
Rating: 4 stars
04/06/2011
Very good recipe! I would suggest par boiling the green beans before adding to the mixture. Maybe it was my beans but--they were a little tough! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
04/07/2011
These were very tasty but the breadcrumbs were a little strange to us. I may make this again but will probably skip the breadcrumbs the next time. Read More
(12)
Rating: 4 stars
04/04/2011
This dish was very good. I did not know what to expect at first but it turned out very good. My 7 year old daughter loved it so much she kept asking for more. I will definitely make this again. Read More
(6)
Rating: 3 stars
07/21/2011
Green beans with a vinegar taste. My family thought these were ok. They weren't crazy on the vinegar taste. The beans had to cook longer than 10 minutes. The bacon and the cheese were a nice touch. Thanks Ranchgirl for sharing. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/06/2013
This recipe is amazing I cooked it for thanksgiving and for Christmas and my family and friends just loved it everyone was asking for the recipe. I just added a little more water cause I think it needs to cook longer for people that are not huge vegie eaters. My family preferred the green beans a little more softer. Read More
(4)
Rating: 3 stars
05/09/2011
I dont think the flavor of these beans is enough to warrant all the extra fat added to them. They were pretty good but I think I'll opt for healthier next time. Read More
(3)
Rating: 4 stars
12/09/2011
Good green beans. I think I added a bit too much bacon but that's okay. Nice and savory but a bit heavy so I'd try and serve with something light. Or just serve as the main dish. It has protein in it right? These are pretty simple easy and quick. thanks for the recipe! Read More
(3)
Rating: 5 stars
02/19/2017
This recipe was great I did add more water and let the green beans cook longer than ten minutes. I like my beans on the softer side. My family love it. I will make them again Read More