Bacon Smothered Green Beans

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 20 mins

Recipe comes courtesy of "Emeril Live". I watched him make these recently and just had to give them a try. Very good side dish recipe and even my 11 year old scarfed them up. Did modify the recipe to fit our tastes a bit, but did stay with all of his ingredients. Prep time includes trimming the beans, chopping the bacon, and mincing the garlic & shallots.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil.
  2. Add the beans and cook until tender, 2 to 3 minutes.
  3. Drain in colander and transfer to an ice bath.
  4. Drain well.
  5. Fry the bacon in a large skillet and cook until crisp and golden (approximately 5 minutes).
  6. Add the shallots& garlic and cook for 2 minutes.
  7. Add the flour and cook, stiring constantly for 2 minutes.
  8. Add the stock, salt, pepper, and wine and cook until thickened (about 4 minutes).
  9. Add the green beans and cook until warmed through (2 minutes).
Most Helpful

Not enough taste even with bacon involved. I would not make again.

gail.lalumiere March 05, 2014

Made this dish for Thanksgiving to rave reviews. I have made it for my picky eaters twice since then and will be making it for a Christmas pary tonite. Ths dish can get anyone to eat green beans! Thanks for posting!

kellie.thomas December 20, 2008

Great recipe. Very easy to make. Just one warning - I made this as a side dish with a roasted chicken so I had fresh chicken stock on hand. Do NOT use any stock that has an abundance of pepper (i.e. cayenne, paprika, etc.). It just added a weird bitter taste that I'm sure wasn't supposed to be there. Other then that, it was really good. Thanks for posting!

Bake-a-holic!!! September 23, 2007