Randy Mayor
8 servings (serving size: 1/2 cup)

How to Make It

Step 1

Cook beans in boiling water 4 minutes or until crisp-tender. Rinse with cold water; drain and pat dry.

Step 2

Cook bacon in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat until crisp. Remove bacon from pan, reserving 2 tablespoons drippings in pan; crumble bacon, and set aside. Add onions to drippings in pan; cook for 3 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add sugar and thyme; cook for 3 minutes or until onions are golden brown, stirring occasionally. Add the beans; cook 2 minutes or until thoroughly heated. Add vinegar, salt, and pepper; toss to coat. Stir in crumbled bacon just before serving.

Ratings & Reviews

breadgal's Review

July 06, 2014
These are amazing green beans - especially when feeding a husband who doesn't general like "green things"!!

MaryEliz's Review

November 12, 2013
This has been a family favorite since the recipe was published in 2000. When we travel for Turkey Day my kids, nieces and nephews all ask if I am bringing the green beans with bacon!

noelle71's Review

April 20, 2013

ambsiehencho's Review

January 17, 2012
French cut the fresh beans but other than that followed the recipe exactly. I've never been extremely fond of green beans and, to be honest, only make them as hubby loves them. Let's just say we fought over the leftovers. These are outstanding! The briny bite from the onions is crave worthy. The bacon really balances the vinegar. Yum!

tilley1003's Review

July 04, 2010

BlueeyedSara7's Review

August 12, 2009
I thought that this was a versatile, tasty recipe. I was a little short on green beans so I threw in some mushrooms and white zucchini. I used reduced-fat bacon as well as substituted balsalmic vinegar for the cider vinegar. I was quite pleased with the results.

kindred1's Review

August 06, 2009
This was a really good side dish. The bacon and the vinegar in the cocktail onion went well together. I love vinegar, so this was extra tasty in my opinion. I wil be making this again.

Patten's Review

November 30, 2008
made this for thanksgiving. was surprised by the vinegar taste from the onions but guests really liked it. used frozen green beans - would have been better with fresh, but i appreciated the convenience. good twist on green beans.