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.

[recipe servings=4 time=20 Minutes difficulty=easy]


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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