Healthy Bacon & Mustard Green Beans

Healthy Bacon & Mustard Green Beans

Healthy Bacon & Mustard Green Beans

This recipe gives you a delicious and different way to serve garden fresh green beans during their prime season. The combination of bacon and mustard gives it a smoky and tangy flavor that pairs as the perfect side dish for backyard barbeques and food off the grill. 

Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Total Time 18 minutes
Servings 12
Calories 158 kcal


  • 4 lbs green beans, trimmed
  • 12 slices bacon
  • 1 cup yellow onion, sliced
  • 4 Tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 4 Tablespoons whole grain mustard
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper


  1. Bring a large pot of water to boil. Add the green beans and cook for 5 minutes. 

  2. Drain the beans into a colander and place under cold water for 20 seconds. 

  3. In a large skillet, cook the bacon until crispy over medium-high heat. 

  4. Remove the bacon from the skillet, leaving the bacon drippings, and chop into 1-inch pieces. 

  5. Return the skillet to medium-high heat and cook the onions in the bacon drippings for 5 minutes, or until tender. 

  6. Reduce the heat to low and add the vinegar, mustard, salt and pepper, stirring until fully combined. Add the green beans and the bacon pieces and mix well. 

  7. Nutritional Analysis: One serving equals: 158 calories, 8g fat, 12g carbohydrate, 6g fiber, and 10g protein.