Green Beans With Bacon-Balsamic Vinaigrette

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 10 mins

These beans are delicious and perfect for a special dinner party or everyday meal. I often substitute 2 cans green beans (cooked) for the fresh.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cook beans in boiling water for 2 minutes.
  2. Drain; rinse under cold water.
  3. Drain well; set aside.
  4. Cook bacon over medium-high heat until crisp.
  5. Remove bacon, crumble.
  6. Set aside.
  7. Add green onions to bacon fat in skillet; saute 1 minute.
  8. Remove skillet from heat; let cool slightly.
  9. Add sugar and vinegar to skillet; stir until sugar dissolves.
  10. Stir in crumbled bacon.
  11. Pour vinaigrette over beans, tossing gently to coat.
  12. Sprinkle with almonds.
Most Helpful

We loved this! Left out the almonds though.

srh9190 July 11, 2004

great side for Thanksgiving dinner!

Mama Cee Jay November 28, 2013

I prepared this dish for a dinner party this past weekend. I made them to accompany chicken parmesan and they were delicious. I did cook the green beans a bit longer than indicated; otherwise, I followed the recipe as written. Next time I might saute the beans in the vinegarette to warm them up a bit and to coat them more evenly. My Company loved them and had seconds!

DailyInspiration April 19, 2010