Baco-fried Green Beans

I was feeling a bit devious while making dinner the other night.

After rendering a half a package few slices of bacon, I glanced at the bacon drippings, then over at some freshly trimmed green beans on my cutting board, then back at the hot grease.

In went the green beans.

After a few minutes, I took them out and put them in a bowl. Then I looked over at my freshly crisped bacon which was intended for something else.

In went the bacon bits.

I struggled with feelings of green bean molestation (if there is such a thing), but mostly I was happy to have a tasty, albeit sinful, side dish. I don’t even remember what else I made that night.

The end.

Baco-fried Green Beans

Baco-fried Green Beans


  • A few slices of bacon
  • A few handfuls of fresh green beans, trimmed and cut into 2-3 inch pieces (Or not. We're not scientific today)
  • salt and pepper to taste


Slice bacon into 1/2-inch pieces and cook in a skillet over medium heat until crisp, stirring often. Remove bacon bits with a slotted spoon and place in a bowl. Set aside. Immediately after removing bacon bits, place green beans into the skillet and toss them around a bit. Cook for 5-7 minutes or until as tender as you like them, stirring often. Transfer green beans to a serving bowl, top with bacon bits and add salt and pepper to taste.