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Bacon-Onion Green Beans Recipe

Bacon-Onion Green Beans Recipe

I threw together the recipe to give some color to the plate. I knew all the relatives liked green beans, so I added onion, bacon, tasted sesame seeds and a little vinegar for a nice tang.—Karen Darrell, Wood River, Illinois
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min. YIELD:6-8 servings


  • 1-1/2 pounds fresh green beans, trimmed
  • 6 bacon strips, diced
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons cider vinegar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 tablespoon sesame seeds, toasted


  • 1. Place beans in a large saucepan and cover with water; bring to a boil. Bring to a boil. Cover and cook for 8-10 minutes or until crisp-tender; drain.
  • 2. Meanwhile, in a large skillet, cook bacon over medium heat until crisp. Remove to paper towels; drain, reserving 1 tablespoon drippings. Saute onion in the drippings until tender. stir in the vinegar, salt and pepper.
  • 3. Drain beans; place in a large serving bowl. Stir in the onion mixture and bacon. Sprinkle with sesame seeds. Yield: 6-8 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 132 calories, 10g fat (4g saturated fat), 11mg cholesterol, 209mg sodium, 8g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 3g fiber), 3g protein

Reviews for Bacon-Onion Green Beans

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Reviewed Oct. 11, 2014

"The best green beans"

Reviewed Apr. 13, 2013

"Try balsamic vinegar....YUM!"

Reviewed Nov. 11, 2011

"These were flavorful. Simple to make with ingredients on hand."

Reviewed Jun. 11, 2011

"This is my favorite vegetable side dish! I served it when we hosted Easter -- everyone raved about it. There were not leftovers."

Reviewed Feb. 1, 2010

"Very tasty! And such an attractive presentation."

Reviewed Mar. 31, 2009

"These were so yummy! My friend's not a very big green bean fan, and she loved them."

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