Green Beans with Caramelized Onions and Bacon

by Chef

Serves: 8


  • 2 yellow onions
  • ¼ pound butter
  • 1 ½ pounds green beans
  • ½ pound applewood-smoked bacon (sliced)
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 1 tablespoon kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper


Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Make an ice bath and place to the side. After water comes to a boil, add green beans and let cook for about 2 minutes. Remove from water and place in ice bath.

Heat a medium-size pan to medium heat and add butter. After butter has melted, add onions and cook without stirring for 10-15 minutes. Then stir occasionally, allowing onions to caramelize. Deglaze pan with a little of the
chicken broth. Remove from heat and let cool.

Heat a large sauté pan over medium to medium-high heat and add bacon. Cook bacon until it is almost crispy. Add green beans and onions. Cook for 3 minutes. Add chicken broth, salt, and pepper. Cook until chicken broth is reduced to almost nothing. Remove from heat and serve.