Recipes and Cooking Blistered Green Beans with Bacon 4.3 (22) 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. By BHG Test Kitchen BHG Test Kitchen The Better Homes & Gardens Test Kitchen has been in continuous operation for nearly 100 years, developing and testing practical, reliable recipes that readers can enjoy at home. The Test Kitchen team includes culinary specialists, food stylists, registered and licensed nutritionists, and other experts with Bachelor of Science degrees in food science, food and nutrition, or culinary arts. Together, the team tests more than 2,500 recipes, produces more than 2,500 food images, and creates more than 1,000 food videos each year in the state-of-the-art test kitchen. Learn about BHG's Editorial Process Updated on September 6, 2022 Print Rate It Share Share Tweet Pin Email Prep Time: 20 mins Cook Time: 15 mins Total Time: 35 mins Servings: 10 Yield: 7 cups Jump to Nutrition Facts Ingredients ⅓ 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* Directions 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. 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. Sara Remington * Wear gloves when handling hot peppers because volatile oils can burn skin and eyes. Wash immediately if hands touch seeds or membranes. Rate it Print Nutrition Facts (per serving) 114 Calories 8g Fat 9g Carbs 3g Protein Show Full Nutrition Label Hide Full Nutrition Label 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.