This is a really delicious green been recipe. It started as an alternative to the usual green bean casserole at Thanksgiving, and now we cook it for any occasion. And, oh, it smells so good while cooking!

Gallery

Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
20 mins
total:
35 mins
Servings:
8
Yield:
8 servings
Advertisement

Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
Ingredient Checklist

Directions

Instructions Checklist
  • Cook bacon in a large skillet over medium-high heat until some of the fat renders into the pan, about 5 minutes. Stir onion and garlic into the bacon and continue cooking until the bacon is crisp and the onion is translucent, about 5 minutes more.

    Advertisement
  • Stir green beans, water, vinegar, salt, and pepper into the bacon; cook at a simmer until the liquid is mostly evaporated, 10 to 12 minutes. Top with bread crumbs and cheese; stir gently.

Nutrition Facts

238 calories; protein 13.8g 28% DV; carbohydrates 22.9g 7% DV; fat 11.3g 17% DV; cholesterol 29.3mg 10% DV; sodium 1094.5mg 44% DV. Full Nutrition

Reviews (18)

Read More Reviews

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
07/23/2014
Delicious! I chose this recipe because I thought the bread crumbs would be an interesting alternative to the usual (and overused) parmesan. It was. Since I didn't use the called-for cheese this dish became all about the breadcrumbs. I actually used some very intensely flavored garlic herb flatbread cracker crumbs. The combination of crisp toasted crumbs with the sweet-sour bacon dressing and the fresh beans was absolutely addictive. I only used about 1/4 cup water and quickly stir fried at high heat. These cooked up perfectly in about seven minutes. I will make these often. Read More
(9)

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
03/12/2019
Good flavor but too much pepper. Next time I will cut the pepper in half. Read More
(1)
28 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 19
  • 4 star values: 6
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
07/22/2014
Delicious! I chose this recipe because I thought the bread crumbs would be an interesting alternative to the usual (and overused) parmesan. It was. Since I didn't use the called-for cheese this dish became all about the breadcrumbs. I actually used some very intensely flavored garlic herb flatbread cracker crumbs. The combination of crisp toasted crumbs with the sweet-sour bacon dressing and the fresh beans was absolutely addictive. I only used about 1/4 cup water and quickly stir fried at high heat. These cooked up perfectly in about seven minutes. I will make these often. Read More
(9)
Rating: 5 stars
08/05/2013
This green bean recipe is TO DIE FOR. Read More
(7)
Rating: 5 stars
09/02/2013
i'm so sorry there isn't a picture to put to this recipe; we ate it too quickly. Delicious! didn't add the balsamic. made my own bread crumbs with garlic powder & grated cheese:-) thanks for the post Barbara! Read More
(5)
Advertisement
Rating: 4 stars
09/03/2013
I made these for company and they looked just lovely. I personally loved them most people seemed to enjoy but not rave about them and my husband didn't like them at all.:-) I loved them enough that I'll give them four stars though!! Read More
(2)
Rating: 5 stars
12/30/2014
The best! Read More
(2)
Rating: 4 stars
11/27/2016
I ditched the casserole for this recipe for Thanksgiving and now I will be using it year-round! I will probably use slightly less bacon next time to lighten it a tad (there was a pretty good amount of grease at the bottom after cooking was finished and it all cooled). I cut the cheese by half and used Parmesan and I'm glad I did. The Italian blend at the amount called for would have really overpowered the green beans in my opinion. But don't skip the balsamic vinegar! It smells very strong at first but cooks beautifully with the flavors of everything else! My husband was upset that I added it because it stunk up the whole kitchen at first but he raved about how excellent the final product was! With a few minor changes this is a 5-star recipe and definitely one I will come back to again and again! Read More
(1)
Advertisement
Rating: 5 stars
12/23/2018
Excellent! The balsamic vinegar gives it a nice flavor and sweetness. I didn't have reg bacon but sauteed the onions in bacon grease. Later I added a few crumbled pieces of micro bacon. The beans were no way near done at the cooking time suggested. I cooked them 15 min more min and they were still a little hard. Maybe because they were not fully submerged in water? The next time I will either steam or boil the beans separately and add to the sauce. I also used Ritz crackers that I added a little melted butter and garlic to and toasted briefly in a small frying pan. Topped the beans with that and parmesan cheese. Thanks for this recipe Barbara! Read More
(1)
Rating: 4 stars
02/26/2017
I followed the recipe exactly and the flavor was delicious! My only issue was with presentation. The cheese and breadcrumbs was very clumpy. I'll try this again soon because it was a very tasty way to prepare green beans. But I think I'll layer it in a casserole dish and omit the stirring. Overall though I'd say Try it! You'll like it! Read More
(1)
Rating: 3 stars
03/11/2019
Good flavor but too much pepper. Next time I will cut the pepper in half. Read More
(1)