Keto Bacon Green Beans Recipe
Everything’s better with bacon – and that goes double for this delicious dish. Make this keto bacon green beans recipe as a fancy side dish or enjoy it as a savory lunch.
Let bacon make all the veg even better and try our bacon wrapped asparagus recipe.
Fun Facts About Green Beans
Depending on where you live, green beans may have a different moniker. They’re also known as French beans, string beans, snap beans, fine beans, and squeaky beans.
Green beans are extremely popular around the world. This may be attributable to their ability to grow in varied climates, as well as their rapid growth cycle. Green beans can go from planting to maturity in as little as 45 days.
Blairsville, Georgia actually has an annual green bean festival, which boasts an entire day’s worth of food, fun, and frivolity.
Green beans come as pole beans, which like to climb, or bush beans, which prefer to stay low to the ground. Bush beans mature a bit faster.
Ironically, green beans can also be yellow or purple.
Selecting and Preparing Green Beans
I say this all the time – your finished product is only going to be as good as your ingredients. So it pays to start with the highest quality inputs available.
Fresh from the garden beans are ideal, if in season. Look for beans with a bright green hue. To test for freshness, bend one in half – it should snap easily.
You’ll also want to avoid older beans, which will present as stringy. Blemished or spotty beans should be rejected as well. Afterall, you want your keto bacon green beans recipe to be spot on perfect!
Wash carefully, and if you’re using fresh (rather than canned or frozen) then you’ll need to cut the ends off.
Green beans can also be used to make fries!
- 1/2 lb (225 g) green beans
- 6 slices of bacon, cooked and chopped into bits
- 3 Tablespoons (45 ml) of avocado oil, to cook in
- 1 Tablespoon (15 ml) gluten-free tamari sauce
- Salt and pepper, to taste
- Parboil the green beans in a pot of boiling water. Boil for 3-4 minutes until slightly tender.
- If the bacon isn’t cooked, chop it up and cook in a skillet with avocado oil.
- Add the drained parboiled green beans to the skillet with the bacon and oil and cook until the green beans crisp up slightly.
- Add tamari sauce and salt and pepper to taste.
All nutritional data are estimated and based on per serving amounts.
Net Carbs: 2 g
- Calories: 302
- Sugar: 0 g
- Fat: 30 g
- Carbohydrates: 4 g
- Fiber: 2 g
- Protein: 7 g