Nothing too fancy here, but it’s sure to grab the attention of your guests. This quick and easy side goes great with just about any grilled or BBQ dish. It is only made up of a few ingredients and takes about 10 minutes to make. Not to mention, it’s delicious. You can absolutely use fresh beans and homemade BBQ sauce, but for simplicity I used store bought.
1 can Green Beans (no salt added)
1/2 chopped small yellow onion
3 strips of bacon, sliced into 1/2″ thick strips
~1/2 cup BBQ sauce of choice. I like to use 1 part Sweet Baby Rays + 2 parts Open Pit, to get a tangy sweetness
Once you’ve got your onion and bacon cut, toss them into a pan or skillet at medium heat.
After about 3 minutes, you’re going to want to drain most/all of the bacon grease. The grease will help to crisp up the bacon and the onions, but you definitely want to drain it. Unless you like sitting on the toilet for the rest of the evening.
Once the onions have caramelized and the bacon is cooked and crisped up, add in your BBQ sauce. You want enough BBQ sauce to coat all of the mixture, and a little extra to allow you to coat the green beans.
Let it simmer at medium heat for a minute or 2, then stir in your green beans.
Once the green beans are nice and coated with the mixture, continue to let them simmer for another 2-3 minutes. Until the beans are cooked.
Serve it alongside your main course!