Bacon Beans Recipe

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Here I show you my Bacon Beans Recipe.

The green beans with bacon are a popular side dish.  

What should I bear in mind when preparing them? Which bacon do you use? How do the beans stay green?

I’ll answer all these questions here in this article. 

These beans go well with many skin dishes with meat. Good luck!

1. Tips for Beans with Bacon

Bacon beans go excellently with steak and roast lamb.

You can cut the beans into small pieces or leave them whole. Both versions are OK. I sometimes cut the beans small before cooking or do it after cooking. © Food Photographer Thomas Sixt
Butter Beans deliciously prepared I show you elsewhere. © Food Photographer Thomas Sixt

2. Recipe Bacon Beans

Below you will find step-by-step photo instructions and supplementary tips.

Beans with bacon recipe

Cooked, photographed and written down by chef Thomas Sixt.

Servings 2
Calories 122
Total Time 25 Min.
Preparation Time 15 Min.
Cook Time 10 Min.

Simple guide to prepare bacon beans.

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Bacon beans Recipe Image © Thomas Sixt


200 g green beans
1 tsp Salt (I use Himalayan salt)
80 g bacon
1 pc red onion (or yellow or white onion)
1/2 pc clove of garlic
3 pinches Pepper
30 g butter


Clean the green beans
Clean green beans or green beans.

Prepare beans

Wash and dry the beans and cut off the ends.

Cleaned green beans
Beans trimmed on the board

Prepare pot

Prepare the beans for blanching.

Place a pot of water on top and bring to the boil.

Season to taste with salt.

Boil raw beans
Boil beans in salted water.

Blanch beans

Place the beans in the boiling water and blanch until al dente.

Firm to the bite Cool cooked beans
Blanch the beans and let them cool.

Cool beans

Then cool the cooked beans in cold water. Water with ice cubes is ideal.

Chop the beans
Chop the cooked beans.

Cut beans

Cut the beans into small pieces.

red onion and garlic
Red onion and garlic on a kitchen board.

Onion and garlic

Halve and peel the onion and garlic.

Cut the garlic into small pieces.

Prepare the bacon and onions
Cut the bacon into cubes and the onion into strips.

Prepare bacon

Finely dice the onion and garlic.

Get the bacon cubes ready.

Roast the bacon, add the onions
Sweat the bacon and onions.

Sweat ingredients

Saute the bacon in the pot and fry until crispy, then add the onion slices and sweat along.

Add the garlic and leave to simmer next to the heat.

Beans with bacon and onions
Add the beans to the bacon and onions.

Add beans

Add the cooled and drained beans to the bacon and onions.

Bacon beans and beans with bacon
Served bacon beans in a bowl.


Next refine with neutral oil or pumpkin seed oil.

Try salad and season to taste with salt, pepper and sugar.


Tip for cutting bacon:

Briefly freeze the bacon slices, the bacon is easier to cut this way.

Tip for breakfast bacon:

I recommend a high-fat, smoked bacon for the beans.

If you use breakfast bacon, fry it longer until crispy.

3. Nutritional Values

4. Matching Recipes

The butter beans recipe can be found elsewhere!

Side salads:
Bean salad
Potato Salad Recipes
tomato salad

Bacon beans go with it:
Steak with beans
roast lamb
knuckles of lamb

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