Bourbon Bacon Green Beans

These SKILLET BOURBON BACON GREEN BEANS add some spice, flair, and beauty to any holiday table! The ultimate Thanksgiving side dish SO full of flavor, you’ll be blown away!

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  • 15-20 minutes
  • 4 Servings
  • 1 cals


  • 4 strips bacon, diced and cooked until crispy
  • 1 medium sweet yellow onion, diced
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 pound green beans, cleaned and ends trimmed
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper, freshly ground


  1. Cut bacon into ½” pieces, then place in 12-inch skillet and cook until crisp, but not burned. Remove from bacon grease (save grease) and set aside bacon to use as garnish.
  2. Add onion to bacon grease and sauté until onion is translucent. Add minced garlic, and cook just until garlic blooms (softens and releases it’s oil) approximately 15-30 seconds.
  3. Add green beans, pepper, salt and red pepper flakes then cook until the beans begin to show brown spots, 6-8 minutes over medium heat.
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