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Tra Vigne Green Beans

The title of this recipe translates to among the vines in Italian. I was inspired by a restaurant in the Napa Valley called, yes you guessed it, Tra Vigne. The flavors in this dish to me represent the essence of its title.—Jenn Tidwell, Fair Oaks, California
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. Cook: 25 min.
  • Makes
    9 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 pounds fresh green beans, trimmed
  • 12 bacon strips, chopped
  • 2 shallots, minced
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 cups white grape juice
  • 1/4 cup white wine vinegar
  • 1/2 cup minced chives

Directions

  • In a large saucepan, bring 4 cups water to a boil. Add green beans; cover and cook for 5 minutes. Drain and immediately place green beans in ice water. Drain and pat dry.
  • Meanwhile, in a large skillet, cook bacon over medium heat until crisp. Remove to paper towels with a slotted spoon; drain, reserving 1 tablespoon drippings.
  • In the same skillet saute shallots in bacon drippings until tender. Add garlic, salt and pepper; cook 1 minute longer. Stir in juice and vinegar. Bring to a boil; cook until liquid is reduced by half.
  • Add green beans and bacon, cook until heated through. Sprinkle with chives.
To Make Ahead: Boil the green beans, chill in ice water and drain as directed a day in advance. Store in the refrigerator.
Nutrition Facts
3/4 cup: 130 calories, 5g fat (2g saturated fat), 11mg cholesterol, 338mg sodium, 17g carbohydrate (10g sugars, 3g fiber), 5g protein.

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