Green Beans with Bacon, the perfect Thanksgiving dinner side dish

Kate is back with another fantastic recipe! In case you are looking for a last-minute side dish or another way to add vegetables into your family dinner, these green beans with bacon are sure to be a hit!  Take it away Kate!

A Thanksgiving side dish ready in under 30 minutes, count me in! 

Add this to your Thanksgiving dinner to make your day less stressful, more enjoyable and you'll get to the table faster. Or be like me and add it to your weekly rotation! It's casual, yet impressive and quick!!

Green Beans with Bacon

green beans (enough to feed your group) (fresh or frozen)
1/2 onion diced
3 garlic cloves chopped
juice of one lemon
4-5 pieces of bacon chopped (reserve 1 tbsp of grease)
2 tbsp balsamic vinegar
zest of half lemon
salt and pepper to taste
1 tbsp olive oil

Boil green beans until just under cooked. Drain and set aside. While beans boil cook bacon until done but not crispy. I did mine my cast iron skillet. Reserve 1 tbsp of grease in a large pan. Add olive oil and salute onions over medium heat until translucent. 

Add beans, garlic and bacon to pan and cook until beans are coated and garlic is tender. Add balsamic vinegar and stir for one minute and then remove from heat. 

Add lemon juice, zest and season with salt and pepper.

You can serve it warm but it's also delicious at room temp or cold!


Looking for other great Thanksgiving Side Dish recipes? Look no further!

Roasted Butternut Squash Soup
Butternut Squash Brushetta
Sweet Hawaiian Bread Stuffing
Roasted Brussel Sprouts with Bacon
Turkey Cheeseball 
Holiday Sweet Potato Casserole

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