My Favorite Way to eat Green Beans

07/22/2010 2:54 pm · 7 comments

by Sarah A Thrifty Mom

IMG_3063To be honest as a little girl fresh Green Beans made me gag, they were fuzzy, and just gross.  BUT now that I am older they are one of my favorite veggies and I look forward to them every year.  Yes, you can buy them at the store, but fresh from the garden is the best!

You will need:

  • 2 lbs Fresh Green Beans Stems removed
  • 1 med onion sliced
  • 4 strips of bacon, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 4 tablespoons sour cream
  • salt and pepper

Makes 4-6 servings

IMG_3039If they are fresh from the Garden you will want to give them a quick rinse, to free and any “creepy crawly’s” and dirt.

IMG_3043You can either snap the ends off, or just chop them with a knife.

IMG_3051IMG_3055Add beans to a large pot of boiling water, with  big pinch of salt. Cook for about 5 mins ( you want them crisp, but not raw).  Drain and set aside.

IMG_3052Cook up 4 strips of bacon, till crisp…remove from pan, set aside.  Leave half the bacon fat in pan to cook onions.


IMG_3053Add onions to pan and cook in the Bacon fat, over medium heat till they have started to caramelize

IMG_3056 Return the green beans to pan, with butter and sour cream IMG_3057Stir till well coated, turn heat down to simmer and let the sour cream and butter blend and thicken (about 2-5 min)

Season with Salt and Pepper

IMG_3058Top with crispy bacon, serve and enjoy!

I could eat this whole pan myself…..No Joke!

Thanks Tom and Sheri for this Recipe!

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I've never seen this recipe! Maybe we'll try it. I thought I'd post a super simple and delicious way to cook green beans. Wash, snap ends and drain well. Throw in oven roasting pan and dress with olive oil and kosher salt. Put in 400-450 degree oven and roast 20-30 minutes. Check them a couple of times and stir them around a bit. There are different degrees of doneness but we like them browning and super soft. Delicious!!!


If you love garlic, I got a delicious recipe. You might need to boil the beans a little longer though. After they're done, chop them into little pieces, chop a couple of garlic cloves and mix everything with mayonnaise. Put in on toasted bread and enjoy it!

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A Thrifty Mom

Thanks Roxanne maybe I will have to give it a try


That looks soooooo good I'm going to try it!!!! :)


That recipe looks DELICIOUS!! I love green beans too! Have you tried cutting off the ends with scissors? Thanks for all your work on this blog! I really appreciate it! We save so much money each month!


Just did our beans with butter,salt and pepper. Wished I had looked at your site earlier! YUMMY!


Thanks for posting this. I am so all over this recipe. I love love love green beans, and this recipe looks so yummo!

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