Caramelized Onion and Bacon Green Beans

Caramelized Onion and Bacon Green Beans

Course Side Dish
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4 -6 servings
Author Leigh Anne Wilkes


  • 1 1/2 lbs fresh green beans
  • 5 slices bacon cooked crisp and crumbled
  • 1 large onion sliced thinly
  • 2 tsp brown sugar
  • 1 T balsamic vinegar
  • 4 Tbsp butter divided
  • salt and pepper to taste


  • Add butter to pan and heat. Cook onions until they just begin to brown. Add in brown sugar and cook, stirring often until golden brown.
  • Add in balsamic vinegar and stir to combine and deglaze the pan.
  • Transfer onions to a bowl.
  • Melt remaining 2 Tbsp butter and add beans.
  • Cook and stir until they begin to get brown spots and reach desired tenderness. About 8 minutes or so
  • Salt and pepper to taste.
  • Add in caramelized onions and crumbled bacon.