Green Beans with Bacon

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 35 min
  • Active: 35 min
  • Yield: 6 servings
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Ingredients

Kosher salt

2 pounds green beans, trimmed 

5 slices bacon, chopped

1 shallot, sliced 

Freshly ground black pepper 

Directions

  1. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Add the green beans and cook until bright green and tender, 4 to 5 minutes. Drain in a colander in the sink and run under cold water, while tossing, in order to stop cooking. Pat dry with paper towels.
  2. Add the bacon to a large heavy skillet set over medium heat and cook until crisp, about 5 minutes. With a slotted spoon, transfer the bacon to a paper-towel-lined plate to drain. Pour off some of the bacon fat from the skillet, if needed, and add the shallot. Saute until tender, about 3 minutes. Toss in the green beans and continue sauteing for 5 minutes. Season with salt and pepper, then add the bacon back to the skillet and stir to combine.