Today, I’m sharing one of my most favorite ways to eat green beans. This side is perfect for almost any meal you eat with sides and it’s especially great for the chilly weather coming up! So if you’re down with green beans, here’s what you’ll need!
- 2 cans cut green beans (drained)
- 1/2 pack bacon (I like maple bacon best in these)
- 1 smallish onion
These take about an hour to cook so I always make them first, or while the oven is preheating.
Chop your onion up however your prefer it. My kids and Jake really don’t care for eating big chunks of onion so I dice them up pretty small. Next, I cut up the bacon. You can also do this how you like it, but I do about inch wide slices.
Combine those in a saucepan on high and cook them until the bacon starts to crisp up a little. You’re going to need to stir these every so often because the mixture will stick to the bottom of you pan. (trust me, the clean up is well worth it!)
Once the onions and bacon are pretty much cooked, add your green beans. (make sure you strain the beans if you used canned.)
*You could totally use fresh green beans for this if you aren’t lazy like I am. For whatever reason, snapping green beans is like my least favorite thing in life.
I smush the green beans down into the pan and stir to mix them with the bacon and onion mixture really well. Put a lid on and come back to stir every 10 or so minutes.
The end result is going to depend on how done you like things, I cook the beans for a good 30-40 minutes. The flavor is amazing!
That’s it! These are the perfect Fall/Winter side dish for so many different meals.
Tell me below, what side is your family’s go to?