Sautéed Green Beans and Onions With Bacon

"I got this recipe from a Cooking Light cookbook."
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  • Trim green beans and cut in half.
  • Cook beans in boiling water for 4 minutes or until crisp-tender.
  • Rinse with cold water; drain and pat dry.
  • Cook bacon in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat until crisp.
  • Remove bacon from pan, reserving 2 tablespoons drippings in pan.
  • Crumble bacon and set aside.
  • Add onions to drippings, cook 3 minutes stirring occasionally.
  • Add sugar and thyme, cook 3 minutes or until onions are golden brown.
  • Add beans and cook for 2 minutes or until thoroughly heated.
  • Add vinegar, salt and pepper; toss to coat.
  • Stir in crumbled bacon just before serving.

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  1. Mandy
    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!
  2. Boomette
    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
  3. GibbyLou
    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.
  4. Karen Elizabeth
    It would never have occurred to me to use cocktail onions, but they were lovely! What a tasty dish this is, enjoyed very much for PRMR tag game, thank you, a new twist on a popular vegetable!
  5. breezermom
    These were phenomenal! I didn't have cocktail onions, so substituted pearl onions. I was afraid they might be underdone, so I cooked them a little longer and broke them up a bit. Otherwise I followed the recipe, and they were delicious. No leftovers with this recipe! Thanks for sharing.



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