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Fresh Steamed Green Beans

These are the perfect side dish to just about any main course, especially my Mom’s Classic Meatloaf and No-Fuss Mashed Potatoes.
10 Minutes Prep
– 15 Minutes Cook


Place beans and onion slices in a large saucepan and cover with water. Bring to a boil. Lower heat to medium-low and cook, uncovered, until beans are crisp-tender, 8-10 minutes. Drain.
Meanwhile, in a large skillet, cook bacon over medium heat until bacon is crisp, about 5-7 minutes. Drain on paper towel and allow to cool a bit.
Sprinkle beans with salt and pepper; toss to coat. Just before serving, sprinkle top of beans with cooked bacon.


8 cupsfresh green beans, ends snapped off and snapped in half
4strips center cut bacon, chopped
1/2 cuponion, sliced thinly
1/4 tspsalt
1/4 tsppepper

Tips for this Recipe

  • It’s absolutely worth using fresh beans in this recipe. To choose green beans that are perfectly fresh, make sure they’re firm and not too lumpy. During the summer, I like to shop at the local farmer’s market. I know I’m getting the freshest produce possible plus I’m supporting local businesses.
  • To keep the beans at their peak freshness, store in your refrigerator’s crisper drawer in a plastic bag.

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