Grandma's Green Beans with Bacon Vinaigrette


Ridiculously good beans that make a great side dish to just about anything. One of those recipes that grandma made for years that we could never get enough of. Garnish with sliced or slivered almonds.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
30 mins
8 servings


  • 4 slices bacon

  • 2 pounds fresh green beans, trimmed

  • ½ cup finely chopped onion

  • ½ cup brown sugar

  • ¼ cup white vinegar

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • ½ teaspoon dry mustard

  • ground black pepper to taste


  1. Place bacon in a large skillet and cook over medium-high heat, turning occasionally, until crisp, about 10 minutes.

  2. Meanwhile, place a steamer insert into a saucepan and fill with water to just below the bottom of the steamer. Bring water to a boil. Add green beans, cover, and steam until tender-crisp, 3 to 5 minutes. Drain.

  3. Drain bacon slices on paper towels, reserving grease in the skillet. Saute onion in the bacon grease until softened, about 5 minutes. Stir in brown sugar, vinegar, salt, mustard, and pepper. Stir well, scraping up any onion bits off the bottom of the skillet. Cook until bubbling, 3 to 5 minutes.

  4. Add green beans to the skillet with the sauce; toss to coat well. Chop cooked bacon and stir into the beans. Serve hot.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

118 Calories
2g Fat
23g Carbs
4g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 118
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 2g 3%
Saturated Fat 1g 4%
Cholesterol 5mg 2%
Sodium 260mg 11%
Total Carbohydrate 23g 8%
Dietary Fiber 4g 15%
Total Sugars 15g
Protein 4g
Vitamin C 19mg 97%
Calcium 57mg 4%
Iron 1mg 8%
Potassium 298mg 6%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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