Tangy Tomato-Glazed Green Beans

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"These beans, covered with a balsamic-brown sugar glaze, are well-matched with ham, turkey, steak, roast beef or any other meat to be served for a special occasion or to accompany a weeknight meal."

Original is 6 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (222.7 g)
  • Calories 258.1
  • Total Fat - 16.2 g
  • Saturated Fat - 5.4 g
  • Cholesterol - 44.4 mg
  • Sodium - 1100.3 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 11.2 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 3.3 g
  • Sugars - 6.6 g
  • Protein - 15.3 g
  • Calcium - 53.4 mg
  • Iron - 1.7 mg
  • Vitamin C - 8.2 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.3 mg

Step by Step Method

Step 1

Wash beans, trim ends, and remove strings.

Step 2

Cook beans in boiling water to cover 10 minutes or until crisp-tender. Drain and set aside.

Step 3

Bring vinegar to a boil in a saucepan; remove from heat. Add tomatoes; let stand 10 minutes. Drain tomatoes, reserving vinegar. Coarsely chop tomatoes.

Step 4

Cook bacon in a large skillet over medium heat until crisp; remove bacon, reserving 2 tablespoon drippings in skillet. Crumble bacon, and set aside.

Step 5

Cook shallots in reserved bacon drippings over medium heat, stirring constantly, until tender.

Step 6

Add reserved vinegar, chopped tomato, brown sugar, salt, and pepper. Cook over low heat until sugar melts, stirring occasionally.

Step 7

Add beans to skillet, and toss gently. cook just until thoroughly heated. Spoon bean mixture into a serving bowl; sprinkle with bacon.


No special items needed.

3 Reviews

Daily Inspiration

What a delicious way to make green beans. DH and I thoroughly enjoyed the tartness of the balsamic with a touch of sweetness from the brown sugar. Of course, the rehydrated sundried tomatoes and bacon didn't hurt either. : ) Easy recipe to pull together and it makes a really nice presentation. Served these beans with some salmon and our dinner was a hit.


(5 Mar 2017)


I made these as instructed and they turned out perfect. What a delicious side dish this is!!!


review by:
(27 Nov 2016)

Susie D

I made these for a weeknight easy menu, but they are definitely company worthy! Not only pretty on the plate, but delicious! Served with a lime butter chicken, rice, and a fruit salad.


review by:
(12 Nov 2016)

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