Green Beans with Honey-Bacon Crumbles

Green Beans with Honey Bacon Crumbles

Who is up for some green beans, honey and you guessed it – BACON? This dish is a great added side to any meal. Heck, it’s even a great eat on its own.

  • Servings: 4
  • Difficulty: easy
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1 Pound Green Beans, Trimmed

4 Slices Smoked Bacon

2 Garlic Cloves, Minced

½ Lemon, Juiced

2 Teaspoons Honey

½ Teaspoon Kosher Salt


  1. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Have a large bowl of ice water nearby. Submerge the green beans in the boiling water for 2 minutes, until bright green and crisp-tender, being careful not to overcook. Then immediately transfer to the ice bath to stop the cooking process. Drain and pat the green beans dry.
  2. Heat a large skillet over medium heat. Add the bacon and cook until crispy and the fat is rendered, about 5 minutes, flipping halfway through. Transfer bacon to a paper towel-lined plate to cool. When cool enough to handle, crumble the bacon into small pieces.
  3. In a small bowl, whisk together the honey and lemon juice. If you heat the honey in the microwave for 30 seconds, it’s easier to mix.
  4. Pour out all but 2 tablespoons of bacon fat from the skillet and return it to medium heat. Add the garlic and cook until fragrant, about 1 minute. Add in the green beans, bacon, honey, and lemon juice and cook, stirring, until fully coated and heated through, 1-2 minutes.

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