Soy and Garlic Green Beans with Bacon and Caramelized Red Onions

I found this recipe on Our Best Bites that looked perfect to pair with the Hawaiian Chicken Thighs and Garlic Rice I was serving for dinner. These green beans took only minutes to make and tasted fantastic.  My kids gobbled up their portions and my husband and I each had seconds. Simple side dishes are the best! I will be making these green beans again and again.

Mix the soy sauce and the sugar together in a small bowl and stir well; set aside.

Heat a skillet over medium heat. Add the bacon and cook both sides until crispy. Remove from the pan and place on a paper towel to drain. Crumble the bacon then set aside.

Remove all but 2 teaspoons of bacon grease from the skillet (or use the same amount of olive oil). Add the red onion and cook, stirring often, for 3-4 minutes.

While the onion is cooking, boil some water in a pot then place the green beans into the boiling water. Cook for one minute then drain.

After the onion has cooked for 3-4 minutes, add the garlic to the onion and cook, stirring constantly for 1 minute. Add the cooked green beans to the onions and garlic then cook for 2 minutes, stirring often. Stir the soy and sugar mixture really well then add that to the pan. Stir constantly for 1-2 minutes for the sauce to glaze the veggies; season with freshly cracked pepper to taste.  Add the bacon and mix until well combined. Pour into a serving dish and serve. Enjoy.

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Soy and Garlic Green Beans with Bacon and Caramelized Red Onions

Yield: 4

Prep Time: 5 min.

Cook Time: 10 min.

Total Time: 15 min.

Ingredients:

1 tbsp soy sauce
2 tsp sugar
2 slices of lean bacon, cooked & crumbled
2 tsp of olive oil (or bacon grease)
1/4 red onion, sliced
1 clove of garlic, minced
1/2 lb of green beans, ends removed & cut in half
Freshly cracked pepper, to taste

Directions:

Heat a skillet over medium heat. Add the bacon and cook both sides until crispy. Remove from the pan and place on a paper towel to drain. Crumble the bacon then set aside. Mix the soy sauce and the sugar together in a small bowl and stir well; set aside.

Remove all but 2 teaspoons of bacon grease from the skillet (or use the same amount of olive oil). Add the red onion and cook, stirring often, for 3-4 minutes.

While the onion is cooking, boil some water in a pot then place the green beans into the boiling water. Cook for one minute then drain.

After the onion has cooked for 3-4 minutes, add the garlic to the onion and cook, stirring constantly for 1 minute. Add the cooked green beans to the onions and garlic then cook for 2 minutes, stirring often. Stir the soy and sugar mixture really well then add that to the pan. Stir constantly for 1-2 minutes for the sauce to glaze the veggies; season with freshly cracked pepper to taste. Add the bacon and mix until well combined. Pour into a serving dish and serve. Enjoy.

Adapted recipe and photos by For the Love of Cooking.net
Original recipe by Our Best Bites

 

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14 Responses to “Soy and Garlic Green Beans with Bacon and Caramelized Red Onions”

  1. 1

    Pamela @ Brooklyn Farm Girl — July 25, 2013 @ 7:55 pm

    We just picked a bunch of green beans, looks like this will be the winner for what to do with them!

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    Anne ~ Uni Homemaker — July 25, 2013 @ 9:02 pm

    I love green beans! A side of rice sounds delicious with this. :)

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    Ridwan — July 26, 2013 @ 12:37 am

    I love soy sauce and caramel onion on this green beans,YUM !!

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    Larry — July 26, 2013 @ 5:17 am

    I think bacon and onions make about everything better.

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    Jenn — July 26, 2013 @ 5:18 am

    You had me at bacon…. :)

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    Carmen Rosa — July 26, 2013 @ 10:07 am

    Pam, this meal sounds amazing. Healthy, quick, and incredibly flavorful!

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    vanillasugarblog — July 26, 2013 @ 1:00 pm

    This might work in trying to get my hubby to eat veggies.
    Bacon does make everything better doesn’t it?
    Have a wonderful weekend!

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    Angie@Angie's Recipes — July 27, 2013 @ 3:32 am

    A very delicious side dish, Pam.

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    Daniela — July 27, 2013 @ 1:52 pm

    I couldn’t agree more,simple dishes are the best and this one sounds amazing.
    Perfect combination of flavors, well balanced between sweet and salty.
    Great recipe!

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    Laura — July 27, 2013 @ 7:33 pm

    Mmmm this does look like a great hearty side dish!

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    Joanne — July 28, 2013 @ 1:26 pm

    Ooo I’ll have to remember this the next time we have extra green beans on hand!

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    Dawn @ Words Of Deliciousness — July 28, 2013 @ 7:49 pm

    This sounds really delicious. My green beans are almost ready to pick in the garden soon I will have to try this recipe.

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    Rhonda — July 29, 2013 @ 6:57 pm

    I have been trying to add more beans to my diet, these look really good!

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    Chris — August 3, 2013 @ 10:49 am

    These beans are a great side dish for so many things, I am definitely going to try these out soon.

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