i love balsamic, and could practically drink balsamic reduction, but something about this combo with bacon just wasn't right. too many good things all together don't add up to a good result. i would just cook the beans with shallots, maybe add bacon, and they would be terrific.
These were great! I wanted to make a green bean recipe that didn't involve the typical cream of mushroom soup etc. The balsamic and the saltiness of the bacon was wonderful. I used regular green beans, as the tiny ones weren't available yet. This made a nice veggie side dish to my Turkey and Mashed Potatoes.