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Green Beans with Pepper Bacon

Tender green beans sauteed with onions and thick cut bacon.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Side Dishes
Cuisine American
Servings 4 Servings



  • 3 slices thick cut pepper bacon cut into 1 inch pieces
  • 1/2 cup diced yellow onion
  • 1 pound green beans trimmed
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons dry white wine


  • In a skillet cook bacon until browned. Use a slotted spoon to transfer cooked bacon to paper towel lined plate.
  • Reserve 1 tablespoon pan drippings. Add onion, cook for 3 minutes or until softened. Add green beans, season with salt and pepper. Cook 5 minutes. Pour white wine over the top of the beans. Cover and cook for 10 minutes or until beans are softened. Shake the pan occasionally.
  • Transfer to serving bowl, sprinkle with chopped bacon and a few grinds from a pepper grinder. Toss.
  • Serve.


For a vegetarian option of spruced up green beans check out Sauteed Green Beans with Mushrooms and Onions Enjoy!
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Keywords: bacon, fresh green beans, green beans, pepper bacon, side dish, thanksgiving, thanksgiving side dish, white wine