Bacon makes everything better, and it can even give your veggies a boost! With a unique flavor combination, these Sweet and Sour Green Beans are so much more than a side dish. Along with bacon, this recipe uses honey and apple cider vinegar to make these veggies pop with flavor. So forget your untouched veggie sides of holidays past and serve your guests a side dish they’ll remember. For a vegetarian update, just cut out the bacon and let the sweet and sour flavor combination speak for itself! Meanwhile, check out our Green Beans with Cranberries and Walnuts for another fun twist on the classic side.
Yields: 4 servings | Serving Size: 1 cup | Calories: 104 | Total Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 0g | Cholesterol: 10mg | Sodium: 375mg | Carbohydrates: 19g | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 13g | Protein: 4g | SmartPoints: 5
- 1 pound fresh green beans, ends trimmed
- 3 slices nitrate free turkey bacon, chopped
- 1/2 cup yellow onion, diced
- 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
- 2 tablespoons honey
- 1/2 teaspoon Kosher salt
Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Add green beans and cook for 2 to 3 minutes. Quickly drain and submerge in cold water to stop the beans from continuing to cook. Once cool, drain off all remaining water.
In skillet on medium heat, cook chopped bacon. When bacon just begins to brown, add onion and cook until onion is translucent and bacon is crispy. Mix in partially cooked green beans. Continue to cook until beans begin to blister on the outside. Add vinegar, honey, and salt. Toss to coat all ingredients. Remove from heat and serve.
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