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Tangy-Sweet Green Beans

Tangy-Sweet Green Beans – Freshly picked garden green beans tossed with onions, bacon, and sun-dried tomatoes and a splash of red wine vinegar make this one unforgettable dish and a soon-to-be family favorite.Tangy-Sweet Green Beans ~ Garden green beans tossed with onions, bacon, and sun-dried tomatoes and a splash of red wine vinegar ~ The Complete Savorist

Green Beans.

There is a rivalry in heart for my favorite veggie.

My love of Brussels sprouts is well documented on this site here, here and here. But there is an appalling lack of recipes featuring my other favorite vegetable…the mighty Green Bean.

A friend sent a message that she needed to make a side dish for a friend and needed recommendations.

Such a broad question for me so further inquiry was needed. We chatted and I felt my 3rd favorite green bean recipe would work perfectly for her. Tangy-Sweet Green Beans.

It got me wondering why have I not made this to share yet? It is truly a delicious recipe.

Green Beans ~ Garden green beans tossed with onions, bacon, and sun-dried tomatoes and a splash of red wine vinegar ~ The Complete SavoristShe posted that she loved these Tangy-Sweet Green Beans on Facebook and a few friends said they needed the recipe, so after I picked another friend’s garden clean last weekend, it all just seemed like kismet to finally make and share.

Two pounds of green beans seems like a lot, and it is. You can easily decrease to a pound and half, but once these are made, and you are taste testing for salt and pepper, compulsive eating will commence.

I ate so many between cooking and the photo shoot, it was rather pathetic and my lack of self control is appalling. Although the bright side, it’s not donuts or chocolate cake, so the waistline endured.
Green Beans ~ Garden green beans tossed with onions, bacon, and sun-dried tomatoes and a splash of red wine vinegar ~ The Complete Savorist

Tangy-Sweet Green Beans

Course: Side dish/Vegetable
Cuisine: American
Keyword: bacon, Green Beans, Sun Dried Tomatoes, Vegetables
Author: Michelle De La Cerda

Garden green beans tossed with onions, bacon, and sun-dried tomatoes and a splash of red wine vinegar.

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Ingredients

  • 2 lbs fresh green beans; trimmed
  • 6 bacon slices, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1 shallot; chopped finely 1/4 cup red onion can be substituted
  • 2 oz sun-dried tomatoes; chopped
  • 2 tbsp red wine vinegar
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • 1/4 tsp salt; +/- to taste
  • 1/4 tsp pepper; +/- to taste

Instructions

  1. Trim and wash the green beans; set aside. 

  2. Cook bacon and shallots/onion in a large pot, pan, or dutch oven over medium heat, stirring often, 6 to 8 minutes or until browned.
  3. Transfer bacon mixture to a plate, reserving drippings in pot.
  4. Cook the beans in the hot drippings, stirring often, 8 to 10 minutes or to desired degree of tenderness. 

  5. Last couple of minutes add the sun dried tomatoes.

  6. Stir in vinegar, sugar, and bacon mixture.
  7. Cook, stirring often, 3 minutes or until thoroughly heated.
  8. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

Recipe Notes

The green beans can be blanched in salted boiling water for 3-5 minutes, put in an ice water bath to stop cooking, then added directed to the cooking bacon and shallots/onions-Then sauté for only 3 minutes or so in the bacon mixture and the remaining ingredients.

Green Beans ~ Garden green beans tossed with onions, bacon, and sun-dried tomatoes and a splash of red wine vinegar ~ The Complete Savorist

These Tangy-Sweet Green Beans can be served with literally anything. But if you’re looking for a full delicious meal, how about the following:

Entrees:

Sides:

Green Beans ~ Garden green beans tossed with onions, bacon, and sun-dried tomatoes and a splash of red wine vinegar ~ The Complete SavoristGreen Beans ~ Garden green beans tossed with onions, bacon, and sun-dried tomatoes and a splash of red wine vinegar ~ The Complete Savorist

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38 Comments

  • Reply
    Joanie @ Zagleft
    September 17, 2015 at 1:45 am

    I’m always happy to find a recipe for jazzing up my vegetables. I almost always make my green beans very simply, with just a little butter, salt and pepper and they kind of get boring. I love all the ingredients you used here, I’m sure the bacon and the sauce gives these green beans such a wonderful flavor. Pinning to try very soon!

    • Reply
      Michelle
      September 21, 2015 at 10:00 pm

      Nothing wrong with the way you described your beans!

  • Reply
    Kacey @ The Cookie Writer
    September 17, 2015 at 5:31 am

    Ahhh, I love green beans and somehow you made them even more amazing! I also love brussels sprouts, but I find that one does not get as much love (though I will admit, I would pick green beans first!)

    • Reply
      Michelle
      September 21, 2015 at 10:02 pm

      I am happy to have someone else in my club who loves both like I do.

  • Reply
    Marye
    September 17, 2015 at 5:45 am

    These green beans sound so good!

  • Reply
    Kallee
    September 17, 2015 at 6:46 am

    They have such great color and look delicious!

    • Reply
      Michelle
      September 21, 2015 at 10:06 pm

      Thank you Kailee.

  • Reply
    Judy@ImBoredLetsGo
    September 17, 2015 at 6:50 am

    Sounds fantastic… I love sun dried tomatoes with all sorts of vegetables, adds so much flavor.

    • Reply
      Michelle
      September 21, 2015 at 10:06 pm

      Thank you Judy, they really are fun in this dish.

  • Reply
    Ali @ Home & Plate
    September 17, 2015 at 7:18 am

    What a pretty dish. I love bacon on green beans and the addition of sun dried tomatoes only adds to the beauty of this dish.

  • Reply
    linda spiker
    September 17, 2015 at 8:03 am

    Really beautiful! Pinned.

  • Reply
    Laura @MotherWouldKnow
    September 17, 2015 at 10:37 am

    I love the combination of flavors in this dish – the sun dried tomatoes, shallots and bacon are such a great way to add zip to green beans (which I love but tend to be boring) and a sweet-and-tangy dressing is the perfect way to beldn all the ingredients.

    • Reply
      Michelle
      September 21, 2015 at 10:07 pm

      Thank you Laura, the red wine vinegar really puts the over the top.

  • Reply
    Lauren @ Wicked Spatula
    September 17, 2015 at 1:19 pm

    I could totally go for a huge plate of these right now! They look wonderful!

    • Reply
      Michelle
      September 21, 2015 at 10:07 pm

      They are addictive.

  • Reply
    Anna @ Crunchy Creamy Sweet
    September 17, 2015 at 4:05 pm

    Now that’s a way to serve green beans! Bacon and sun-dried tomatoes!! Love it!

  • Reply
    Neli @ Delicious Meets Healthy
    September 17, 2015 at 7:56 pm

    Oh these look so good! We had green beans for dinner tonight, the same as these minus the bacon and red wine vinegar. I will have to try these next time, look so delicious!!

    • Reply
      Michelle
      September 21, 2015 at 10:09 pm

      Hope you all enjoy them Neli.

  • Reply
    Jamie @ Coffee With Us 3
    September 17, 2015 at 9:14 pm

    I’ve always loved fresh from the garden green beans. The flavor is so amazing. It makes me sad when people say the only green beans they’ve ever had are canned 🙁 It’s just wrong! lol. These look so yummy!

    • Reply
      Michelle
      September 21, 2015 at 10:11 pm

      I can jazz up canned, they are good to me, but fresh is nature’s perfection. Frozen…those are man’s cruel joke.

  • Reply
    Andi @ The Weary Chef
    September 18, 2015 at 6:03 am

    Two of my favorites, green beans and bacon! Looks so delish! I really need to try this. Thanks for sharing 🙂

    • Reply
      Michelle
      September 21, 2015 at 10:16 pm

      Thank you for stopping by Andi.

  • Reply
    Michelle @ A Dish of Daily Life
    September 18, 2015 at 7:29 am

    These look wonderful to me. I actually make something quite similar so when I saw this recipe, I knew I had to stop by! I love the addition to bacon…I’ve never done that with mine! Yum!

    • Reply
      Michelle
      September 21, 2015 at 10:17 pm

      Bacon makes everything better…isn’t that just a rule of life?

  • Reply
    Sharon @ What The Fork Food Blog
    September 18, 2015 at 12:15 pm

    What a great way to jazz up the veg! It makes it so much more fun to eat them 🙂

    • Reply
      Michelle
      September 21, 2015 at 10:18 pm

      Thank you Sharon.

  • Reply
    Jaren (Diary of a Recipe Collector)
    September 18, 2015 at 3:06 pm

    I’ve never met a green bean dish I didn’t like, and this one needs to be added to my recipes!

    • Reply
      Michelle
      September 21, 2015 at 10:19 pm

      Hope you enjoy these Jaren.

  • Reply
    Sandi (@sandigtweets)
    September 20, 2015 at 3:21 pm

    I love green beans and they are all over the farmer’s market right now. Can’t wait to try this.

    • Reply
      Michelle
      September 21, 2015 at 10:24 pm

      Your family will love them.

  • Reply
    Healing Tomato
    September 20, 2015 at 9:59 pm

    This is such a cool idea. I have always paired green beans with balsamic. I LOVE the fact that you used red wine vinegar. i would never have thought of that. It looks very inviting.

    • Reply
      Michelle
      September 21, 2015 at 10:24 pm

      I love balsamic, but I use it with GB’s in a different dish.

  • Reply
    Michelle | A Dish of Daily Life
    May 16, 2016 at 8:32 pm

    These look fantastic, Michelle! I love green beans so much! I make something kind of similar with sun dried tomatoes and balsamic…definitely trying your version!

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