Spicy Green Beans

Recipe by cookiedog
READY IN: 30mins


  • 1
    lb green beans, ends trimmed
  • 2
    tablespoons olive oil
  • 1
    medium yellow onion, diced
  • 4
    ounces thick-cut pepper bacon, diced
  • 1 -2
    tablespoon hot chili oil (to your liking)
  • salt & freshly ground black pepper


  • Prepare an ice bath by filling a large bowl with water and ice.
  • Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add the green beans and cook until crisp-tender, about 2 minutes.
  • Using a slotted spoon, transfer the beans to the ice bath; this will stop the cooking process so that the beans remain crisp. When the beans have cooled, transfer them to a colander and allow them to drain completely. Spread them on paper towels to dry. Set aside.
  • Heat the olive oil in a large, heavy-bottomed skillet over medium heat. Add the onion and saute until soft and translucent, about 3 minutes. Add the bacon and continue to cook for 5 minutes, or until the bacon is crisp and the onion is golden. Using a slotted spoon, transfer the bacon and onion to a plate lined with paper towels, leaving as much fat in the pan as possible. Discard the fat, wipe the skillet with a paper towel, and put the pan back on the heat. Add the chili oil and the green beans; saute the green beans for 3 minutes. Toss in the bacon mixture, stirring until heated through. Season to taste with salt and pepper.