For the best browning of the beans, place the oven rack in the top third of the oven. Use a large jelly-roll pan so you can spread the beans out in a single layer. Also, the rim of the pan will help contain the bacon drippings.
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Preheat oven to 450°.
. Place bacon on a large jelly-roll pan. Bake at 450° for 8 to 10 minutes or until crisp.
. Drain bacon on paper towels, reserving 2 teaspoons drippings in pan. Discard remaining drippings.
. Add shallots and beans to drippings in pan; toss to coat. Arrange beans in a single layer on pan, and sprinkle with salt. Bake at 450° for 15 minutes; stir and bake an additional 7 minutes or until lightly browned and tender. Crumble bacon; sprinkle over beans.
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