Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Balsamic Green Beans with Bacon

These were my 'something green' for the Wine & Fine Swine birthday dinner, but it's something that I make quite a bit because it's easy and tasty. Note that this is not compliant with my current Whole30 adventure. Boo. Though I have read that the balsamic vinegar is allowed so long as it doesn't have any added sugar, the honey is not compliant. 

Ingredients serves 6
  • 1½ C diced bacon
  • 1 T olive oil
  • 1 C white onion, peeled and diced
  • 3 to 4 cloves garlic, peeled and minced
  • 2 pounds fresh green beans, washed and trimmed
  • ½ C balsamic vinegar
  • 2 to 3 T honey
  • freshly ground salt
  • freshly ground pepper

Blanch green beans and set aside.

In a large, flat-bottom pan, heat 1 T olive oil. Sauté the bacon, onion, and garlic together until the bacon has rendered its fat but it not crisped, approximately 5 to 7 minutes.

Pour in the vinegar and whisk in the honey. Bring to a boil and cook until slightly thickened.

Toss in the green beans and stir to coat with the balsamic sauce. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Serve hot.

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