Savory Green Beans

Savory Green Beans

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"Fresh green beans with sweet caramelized shallots and savory Italian pancetta take vegetables to a whole new level."


35 m servings 105 cals
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  • Calories:
  • 105 kcal
  • 5%
  • Fat:
  • 6.5 g
  • 10%
  • Carbs:
  • 9.6g
  • 3%
  • Protein:
  • 3.9 g
  • 8%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 10 mg
  • 3%
  • Sodium:
  • 189 mg
  • 8%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add the green beans and boil 3 to 4 minutes until just tender. Drain beans and immediately plunge into ice water. Allow to sit in ice water until cold, then drain well, and set aside.
  2. Cook pancetta in a large skillet over medium-high heat until crispy, then set aside. Reduce heat to medium, stir shallots into the pancetta fat, and cook gently until the shallots have turned dark golden brown, about 10 minutes. Place pancetta and green beans in skillet; toss and cook until warmed through, about 2 minutes. Season to taste with salt and pepper before serving.
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  1. 35 Ratings


As an Italian quite familiar with pancetta, I have to say I much prefer bacon! So it was bacon I used in this recipe rather than pancetta. Low and slow heat caramelizes the shallots and that mi...

This was great, and very easy to prepare. I reckon it could do with some extra pancetta, but other than that it's perfect. Oh, I also omitted the addl salt as it was not needed, just seasoned ...

I love this great simple recipe. I added a spash of Balsamic vinegar and 1 tsp of chopped garlic. the addition of pecans cooked with the shallots would be awesome.

Very delicious side dish! I decided to use bacon instead of pancetta since I had it on hand. I used frozen green beans, let them thaw before cooking. I came out great!

Excellent! Simple and delicious. Followed the recipe except I used bacon in place of the pancetta. The slightly smoked bacon and caramelized shallots together with the fresh beans is perfect. Ev...

Very good, but not great.

VERY VERY GOOD! Made for our small group and it was a HUGE HIT! Very easy and when you group the instructions together, ex: cook the bacon the same time as boiling the beans, it goes VERY quick.

This is a very good recipe, I added a clove of minced garlic in with the shallots. Yummy!

For convenience, I used frozen green beans instead of fresh. For flavor, I cooked them in chicken broth. I liked the taste of the shallots and pancetta, but I think it needed something more. Nex...