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Bacon and Garlic Green Beans Recipe

Bacon and Garlic Green Beans Recipe

Adding white wine, lemon juice and garlic gives a little kick to green beans. It was enough to turn our old, traditional holiday side into a year-round favorite.—Shannon Reynoso, Bakersfield, California
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min. YIELD:8 servings


  • 6 thick-sliced bacon strips, chopped
  • 1 small onion, thinly sliced
  • 6 tablespoons butter
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/4 cup white wine or chicken broth
  • 9 cups frozen french-style green beans, thawed
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons lemon juice


  • 1. In a large skillet, cook bacon over medium heat until crisp. Remove to paper towels with a slotted spoon; drain. In the same skillet, saute onion in butter and oil until tender. Add garlic; cook 1 minute longer. Stir in wine; bring to a boil. Simmer, uncovered, for 5-8 minutes or until liquid is reduced by half.
  • 2. Add the green beans, salt, garlic powder and pepper; heat through. Stir in lemon juice and bacon. Yield: 8 servings.

Nutritional Facts

3/4 cup: 176 calories, 14g fat (7g saturated fat), 30mg cholesterol, 408mg sodium, 7g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 2g fiber), 4g protein.

Reviews for Bacon and Garlic Green Beans

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cbenne12 User ID: 7424916 148961
Reviewed Jul. 29, 2014

"The perfect green bean recipe!"

rbarton User ID: 3514325 108941
Reviewed Mar. 16, 2013

"I halved the recipe and used wine AND a tiny bit of chicken bouillon. It was quite good. I will definitely make it again."

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Wine Pairings

Full-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a full-bodied white wine such as Chardonnay or Viognier.