This is a beautiful and very tasty side dish. You know how they say ‘everything is better with bacon’? Well, green beans are no exception. I found this side dish in Real Simple Magazine’s Fall 2012/Winter 2013 publication. I find a lot of recipes in there, I know. But, they all look so amazing, and are so simple to make, that I’ll probably end up making almost all of them!
This is a really simple recipe and only needs a handful of ingredients!
- Bring a large pot of water to a boil and add 1 tablespoon salt. Add the green beans and cook until just tender, 4 to 5 minutes. Drain and run under cold water to cool; transfer to a serving bowl.
- Meanwhile, in a medium skillet, cook the bacon over medium heat until crisp, 6 to 8 minutes; transfer to a paper towel-lined plate. Let cool, then break into pieces.
- Discard all but 2 tablespoons of the bacon drippings from the skillet and return to medium heat. Add the shallots and cook, stirring, for 1 minute. Stir in the vinegar, mustard, oil, ¾ teaspoon salt, and ¼ teaspoon pepper. Add to the green beans, along with the bacon, and toss to combine.