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Soy and Garlic Green Beans with Bacon and Caramelized Red Onions

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.

Soy and Garlic Green Beans with Bacon and Caramelized Red Onions

How to Make Soy and Garlic Green Beans with Bacon and Caramelized Red Onions

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 it 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.

Soy and Garlic Green Beans with Bacon and Caramelized Red Onions

Soy and Garlic Green Beans with Bacon and Caramelized Red Onions

Soy and Garlic Green Beans with Bacon and Caramelized Red Onions

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4

Equipment

Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp soy sauce
  • 2 tsp sugar
  • 2 slices of lean bacon cooked & crumbled
  • 2 tsp of olive oil or bacon grease
  • ¼ red onion sliced
  • 1 clove of garlic minced
  • ½ lb of green beans ends removed & cut in half
  • Freshly cracked pepper to taste

Instructions

  • 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 it 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.
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  1. 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!