Green Beans and Pears With Bacon

Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 35 mins

Posted for ZWT for Germany. From Allrecipes : "Fresh green beans are simmered with pears and bacon until tender in this dish with German roots."

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cook the bacon in a large, deep skillet over medium-high heat, stirring occasionally, until partially cooked but not brown, 5 to 6 minutes; drain on paper towels.
  2. Combine the drained bacon, green beans, and pears in a large saucepan; pour enough water over the mixture to cover. Bring to a boil; reduce the heat to low and simmer until cooked and tender, about 30 minutes.
  3. Remove from the pan to a serving dish with a slotted spoon, draining excess water. Season with salt and pepper to serve.
Most Helpful

This was quite interesting but not bad. The mix of sweet and savory makes these beans a very nice change of pace. Was pleasantly surprised the pears held up in the boiling as they did. Made as written. Thanks for the post.

Debbwl March 18, 2011