Green beans are one of those vegetables that I usually forget about until I have them again and then I can’t get enough. I was looking through an old Cooking Light cookbook and saw a recipe for green beans that just looked delicious but I wanted to tweak them just a bit to fit with what I had in the fridge and make them taste super delicious. When I was looking at the recipe I thought it would taste good but I thought with the bacon that it would be a bit heavy but I was sooo wrong! There is apple cider vinegar that lightens it up and cuts through the heavy flavor that bacon usually has. I love these and I don’t think I’ll ever forget green beans again. 🙂 This green bean recipe makes a regular appearance on our holiday table, not just on weeknights, right alongside our Sweet Potato Casserole and my Mamaw’s Rolls because it’s so good!
- 1 lb. green beans snip off ends and snap in half
- 4 slices of thick cut pepper bacon
- 1 c onion chopped into 1/2" pieces
- 2 t sugar
- 1/2 t fresh thyme
- 1 1/2 T apple cider vinegar
- 1 t salt
- 1/2 t pepper
- add green beans to a pot of boiling water and cook for 4 min
- remove and run under cold water to stop cooking
- in a large skillet cook the bacon until crispy and remove
- drain off grease but leave 2 T in the pan
- cook onions in bacon grease for 3 min
- add sugar and thyme and cook for another 3 min
- add in apple cider, salt and pepper and cook for another 1 min
- toss back in the bacon and beans
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