Blistered Green Beans with Bacon


Make your green bean side dish even better by adding bacon! Want to know how these green beans become "blistered"? Just cook them in hot oil for 8 to 10 minutes.

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
35 mins
7 cups


  • cup apple cider vinegar

  • ¼ cup water

  • 2 shallots, sliced

  • 2 teaspoon sugar

  • 1 ½ teaspoon fine sea salt

  • ¼ pound bacon, chopped (about 4 slices)

  • 2 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil

  • 2 pound green beans, trimmed

  • ½ teaspoon ground black pepper

  • 4 cloves garlic, thinly sliced

  • ½ cup fresh cilantro leaves

  • 1 fresh jalapeño pepper, thinly sliced*


  1. For pickled shallots, in a small saucepan bring vinegar, water, shallots, sugar, and 1 teaspoon of the salt to simmering. Remove from heat and let stand until ready to use.

  2. In a very large skillet, cook bacon over medium heat for 6 to 8 minutes, until browned and crisp. Transfer to paper towels to drain, leaving fat in skillet. Add oil to fat in skillet and increase heat to high. Add beans, the remaining 1/2 teaspoon salt, and the pepper. Cook for 8 to 10 minutes, stirring occasionally, until beans are blistered and crisp tender. Stir in garlic and cook 1 to 2 minutes, stirring until garlic is browned. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Transfer beans to a serving platter, then top with cilantro, jalapeño, bacon, and drained pickled shallots.

    Blistered Green Beans
    Sara Remington


Wear gloves when handling hot peppers because volatile oils can burn skin and eyes. Wash immediately if hands touch seeds or membranes.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

114 Calories
8g Fat
9g Carbs
3g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 10
Calories 114
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 8g 10%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Cholesterol 8mg 3%
Sodium 432mg 19%
Total Carbohydrate 9g 3%
Total Sugars 4g
Protein 3g
Vitamin C 13.6mg 68%
Calcium 40.4mg 3%
Iron 1.1mg 6%
Potassium 248mg 5%
Folate, total 32.3mcg
Vitamin B-12 0.1mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.2mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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