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Stovetop Green Beans

Rated as 4.46 out of 5 Stars

"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!"
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35 m servings 238
Original recipe yields 8 servings


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  1. 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.
  2. 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

Per Serving: 238 calories; 11.3 22.9 13.8 29 1095 Full nutrition

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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...

This green bean recipe is TO DIE FOR.

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 best!

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 en...

Used only 5 slices of bacon, didn't use the bread crumbs or cheese and used minced garlic since that was what I had. Guessed at the amount of green beans (was pretty close). It did take about 20...

These beans are absolutely delicious and would be a perfect holiday side dish. I did not think shredded cheese would be good on green beans, but it works surprisingly well.

I've made this twice. 1st time on the stove as directed but the beans were large and took quite some time to cook and still weren't cooked to our liking. 2nd time I microwaved until barely ten...

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 tas...