Green Beans with Bacon Balsamic Vinaigrette

I loved this recipe I found on Myrecipes.com courtesy of Cooking Light. The green beans were perfectly cooked, with a wonderful bacon and tangy balsamic vinaigrette. I served this side dish to friends that were over for dinner and it was a huge hit with all of us. A simple and quick recipe that is sure to please.

Green Beans with Bacon Balsamic Vinaigrette:
Adapted recipe and photos by For the Love of Cooking.net
Original recipe from Myrecipes.com ~ Cooking Light, November 1996
 
  • 2 lbs of green beans, ends trimmed
  • 2 bacon slices
  • 3 tbsp shallots, minced
  • 3 tbsp almond slivers
  • 2 tbsp brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup white or brown balsamic vinegar

Cook the green beans in boiling water for 2-3 minutes or until tender yet still crisp. Drain and rinse under cold water to stop them from cooking. Drain well and set aside.

Cook the bacon in a small skillet over medium heat until crisp. Remove the bacon from skillet and crumble; set aside. Add shallots to bacon fat in the skillet, sauté for 1 minute. Add almonds, sauté for 1 minute. Remove the shallots and almonds and let cool. Add sugar and vinegar to the skillet; stir until sugar dissolves. Add the green beans, crumbled bacon, almonds, and shallots then stir until evenly coated. Serve immediately. Enjoy.

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One Response to “Green Beans with Bacon Balsamic Vinaigrette”

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    Cindy — December 4, 2010 @ 4:45 am

    Looks delish!

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