Balsamic Bacon Green Beans

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 170kcal
Author Kendra Benson


  • 1 lb Green Beans ends trimmed
  • 2 slices Bacon uncooked and diced
  • 1 large Shallot thinly sliced
  • 2 Tbsp Maple Syrup
  • 3 Tbsp Basil Balsamic Vinegar
  • Sea Salt to taste
  • Fresh Ground Black Pepper to taste
  • 1/3 cup Slivered Almonds


  • Bring a pot of salted water to a boil. Add the green beans and boil for 2 minutes, or until crisp tender.
  • Drain green beans and rinse under very cold water to stop them from cooking further. Set aside.
  • In a large skillet, add bacon pieces, turn on heat to medium, and cook until crisp, stirring occasionally. Drain on paper towels and set aside.
  • Add shallots to the pan with the bacon grease and saute for 1 minute.
  • Add the balsamic vinegar and maple syrup to the pan and bring to a boil.
  • Add the green beans and bacon to the pan and stir to combine. Cook until the beans are heated through, about 2 minutes.
  • Season with salt and pepper.
  • Transfer everything to a serving dish and sprinkle with the almonds.