Ultimate Green Beans recipe

All Recipes Side Dish Vegetables Green Beans


2 slices bacon, diced
½ white onion, minced
1 pound fresh green beans, trimmed
½ teaspoon red pepper flakes
½ cup boiling water
1 tablespoon butter
1 teaspoon lemon juice
salt and pepper to taste

Nutrition Info

105.4 calories
carbohydrate: 7.8 g
cholesterol: 13.7 mg
fat: 7.5 g
fiber: 3.4 g
protein: 3.1 g
saturatedFat: 3.2 g
servingSize: -
sodium: 116.4 mg
sugar: 1.8 g
transFat: : -
unsaturatedFat: : -


  1. Cook the bacon in a large, deep skillet over medium-high heat until crisp, about 10 minutes. Remove the bacon with a slotted spoon and drain on a paper towel-lined plate, return the skillet with the reserved bacon grease to the stove.

  2. Cook the onion in the bacon drippings until soft, 5 to 7 minutes. Stir in the green beans and red pepper flakes, cook another 2 minutes. Pour the boiling water into the skillet and cover the skillet immediately, steam for about 15 minutes, shaking the skillet occasionally to keep the beans from sticking to the bottom. Add the butter, lemon juice, salt, and pepper, cook and stir until the butter is melted, 3 to 5 minutes. Sprinkle the cooked bacon over the beans to serve.

Recipe Yield

5 servings

Recipe Note

Tired of green bean casserole? Try this fresh green bean dish that is worthy of the holidays! When I make this at Thanksgiving I double or triple it depending on the number of people coming.

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