Onion Shallot Bacon Green Bean Recipe
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Onion Shallot Bacon Green Bean Recipe

Prep Time2 hrs 20 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time35 mins
Servings: 10


  • 2 1/2 pounds green beans trimmed, cut into 2-inch pieces
  • 8 bacon slices thinly sliced crosswise
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 2/3 cup finely chopped shallots about 4 large
  • 1/2 medium onion finely chopped


  • In a large boiling pot of water, cook the beans until crisp-tender and bright green for 3-4 minutes.
  • To blanch the beans, drain and rinse under cold water, pouring immediately into a large bowl of ice water to stop the cooking process.
  • Drain well. Pat dry with paper towels. You can prepare ahead of time by wrapping the beans in paper towels; enclosed in Ziploc bag and refrigerate.
  • Cook bacon in heavy large skillet over medium heat until crisp. Transfer to paper towels and drain.
  • Discard all but 3 tablespoons bacon fat in skillet and add butter, melting over medium heat. Add the shallots and onion and sauté until caramelized and golden, about 4-5 minutes. Turn the heat off and place a lid on top.
  • Right before serving, add the beans and bacon with 1/2 cup of water, placing the lid back on. Sauté until heated through, about 5 minutes. Season with salt and pepper to taste; serve!