Bacon-Fried Green Beans

Yes, I said bacon fried green beans! ¬†I probably could have said bacon fried celery and you would have still opened up the recipe! ūüėČ

This is such an easy dish. ¬†The key is to “fry” but not burn the green beans. ¬†Fresh-frozen green beans can be used but I prefer fresh. ¬†They have a much better texture. ¬†Definitely don’t use canned!¬†

Bacon-Fried Green Beans

6 oz of good quality bacon, chopped 
2 lbs green beans, ends trimmed, washed and cut in half
1/2 tsp of salt (or more to taste)
5 cloves of garlic, chopped
Fresh black pepper

In a large heavy bottomed pan, render the fat from the bacon on low to medium heat. ¬†Don’t burn the bacon!¬†Once bacon is crispy (but not burned) remove bacon and set aside.


With the pan on medium heat, carefully add the wet green beans and sprinkle with 1/2 tsp of salt and cover. The little bit of water on beans will help them steam. Cook for 10 minutes, stirring once after 5 minutes. (Stir more if you think they may burn). After 10 minutes, remove lid and add garlic.

Stir well and cook for another 3 or 4 minutes until desired doneness. Some of the green beans will be browned but should not be burned. Cover pan with lid again to achieve more tender green beans.  Before serving add back the bacon bits. Taste for salt and season with fresh black pepper.

about the authorDisclaimer: Some of the links contained in this post are Affiliate Links. If you make a purchase through the links provided, I will receive a small (very small) commission which I will use to buy more ingredients to create more recipes. This is at NO cost to you! I have chosen these products not to receive a commission, but because I think they are the best on the market. These are ingredients and equipment that I actually use.  This commission helps compensate me for my time, and justifies the hours each day that I spend in the kitchen creating recipes, on the computer posting blogs, and sharing helpful information with you. 

By clicking on any of links in my blog, you are helping me continue doing what I LOVE to do!  Also, when purchasing items from Amazon, consider clicking on THIS affiliate link.  Anything you purchase within 24 hours after clicking on THIS link, I will receive a small commission as well. Thanks again for all of your support, it is greatly appreciated! More great recipes to come!

For a complete list of recommended items, check out THIS link or Shop in my Amazon Store.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *