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Bacon and Garlic Green Beans

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.
  • Makes
    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


  • 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.
  • Add the green beans, salt, garlic powder and pepper; heat through. Stir in lemon juice and bacon.
Nutrition Facts
3/4 cup: 176 calories, 14g fat (7g saturated fat), 30mg cholesterol, 408mg sodium, 7g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 2g fiber), 4g protein.

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  • Ballinrobe
    Sep 9, 2019

    Great recipe full of flavor and texture. Everyone love them. Used for a Christmas dinner for something different.

  • MarineMom_texas
    Jul 9, 2019

    I prepared this delicious recipe tonight for a pot luck. The only change I made was to use ¼ cup water instead of wine. I discovered I did not have enough green beans so I opened a couple of cans and added to it. Worked perfectly. I brought home two big spoonfuls. They ate nearly the whole thing. It is delicious. Volunteer Field Editor

  • justmbeth
    Sep 30, 2018

    Wonderful bean recipe! I will be making this one again.

  • Ruby
    Nov 14, 2017

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  • cbenne12
    Jul 29, 2014

    The perfect green bean recipe!

  • keely27
    Jul 31, 2013

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    Jun 7, 2013

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    May 6, 2013

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  • rbarton
    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.