Apricot String Beans With Bacon

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"A perfect Thanksgiving or Christmas veggie side dish that you guests will rave about, heck don't wait for the holidays just make it anytime, double or triple for large holiday dinner, the beans can be boiled ahead and refrigerated until your ready to finish the recipe and serve them. Summer garden beans are the best to make this"

Original recipe yields 4 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (193.3 g)
  • Calories 315.8
  • Total Fat - 19.4 g
  • Saturated Fat - 6.5 g
  • Cholesterol - 49.2 mg
  • Sodium - 987 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 19.8 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 3.7 g
  • Sugars - 11.2 g
  • Protein - 19.7 g
  • Calcium - 54.3 mg
  • Iron - 2.2 mg
  • Vitamin C - 14.6 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.3 mg

Step 1

Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Add 2 teaspoons of salt to water, then add the green beans, and cook until just tender 3 to 4 minutes. Drain and plunge into cold water to stop the cooking process (you may need to heat them in the microwave if you want them hot).

Step 2

Meanwhile, cook the bacon in a medium skillet over medium heat until crisp, about 5 minutes. Add the garlic and shallot, and cook, stirring occasionally, until the garlic begins to brown, about 2 minutes.

Step 3

Stir in the apricot jam with vinegar, and 1/4 tsp each salt and black pepper. Add the green beans and toss to coat. Fold in the bacon. Serve warm.

Tips & Variations

No special items needed.


I didn't make these for a holiday, but rather when my kids were coming for the family. I smoked a shoulder and wanted something good to go with it. This fit the bill and everyone loved them, so we will have them for the holidays this year!

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(18 Aug 2015)