Sautéed Green Beans and Onions With Bacon

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 10 mins

I got this recipe from a Cooking Light cookbook.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Trim green beans and cut in half.
  2. Cook beans in boiling water for 4 minutes or until crisp-tender.
  3. Rinse with cold water; drain and pat dry.
  4. Cook bacon in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat until crisp.
  5. Remove bacon from pan, reserving 2 tablespoons drippings in pan.
  6. Crumble bacon and set aside.
  7. Add onions to drippings, cook 3 minutes stirring occasionally.
  8. Add sugar and thyme, cook 3 minutes or until onions are golden brown.
  9. Add beans and cook for 2 minutes or until thoroughly heated.
  10. Add vinegar, salt and pepper; toss to coat.
  11. Stir in crumbled bacon just before serving.
Most Helpful

I've never really used cocktail onions for anything other than appetiser trays so was intrigued to try a nice blend of salty & sweet & tangy..nice for something different..thanks for posting!

**Mandy** August 05, 2011

I omitted the sugar but other than that followed the recipe. Very easy to do. And it tastes so good with the bacon and onions. Thanks AZPARZYCH :) Made for Make my recipe tag game

Boomette February 02, 2011

I love green beans and I really loved these! I just used a yellow onion and cut it up into medium sized pieces. I enjoyed the slight sweetness from the sugar. I have already made these twice! Thanks for the recipe.

GibbyLou April 18, 2010