Green Bean & Bacon Saute


Kenya is a great eater. In fact, he eats just about everything I put in front of him. Having said that, he is a toddler and of course there are days when he requires a little (or a lot of) nudging.

On those occasions, I make a game of it. I love to take broccoli, asparagus and especially green beans and get Kenya to pretend our teeth are little chewing machines. We "turn on our motors" and chew up our food, watching it all disappear (maybe we'll do a visual demonstration for one of the Friday videos).

For the holidays, I knew this dish would be a huge hit for our "machines" to chew. Green beans are plentiful at the farmers market right now. Just by sautéing a bit of bacon and adding a dash of honey and Worcestershire sauce to green beans, you can turn a simple side dish into something special that everyone will love -- no nudging needed.


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Green Bean & Bacon Saute (Serves 4)

Prep Time: 3 mins Cook Time: 17 mins

egg free

nut free

dairy free

gluten free


  • 2 Slices bacon, diced
  • 1 pound green beans, trimmed
  • 1/2 Tsp kosher salt
  • 1 Tbsp honey
  • 2 Tsp worcestershire sauce


1. Cook bacon in a large saute pan over medium heat for 5 minutes or until beginning to crisp.
2. Add the green beans, salt and stir to coat.
3. Cover the beans and cook for 8-10 minutes or until tender.
4. Add the honey and Worcestershire sauce, stir and cook for an additional 2 minutes.
5. Serve.
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Hi, I’m Catherine. Mama of three. A Kentucky girl living in California. Here’s what I know: all kids can be great eaters and mealtime must be easy. I create simple, healthy recipes the whole family will love.

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  • MathieMom

    I've tried green beans with bacon before, and love it...but I've never tried it with honey and Worcestershire sauce! Definitely adds new layers of flavor. You've done it again!

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  • Alexandra.Chaffanjon

    This is soooo good! Thank you for having so many tasty variations on the veggies that can sometimes get a bit boring.

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  • Michiko

    yes i feel it is ok to have a glass of wine in front of your child. But I don't think i would lie to your child making her bevliee it is juice. Beings what if you get up from the table and she takes a drink believing it is juice. I would tell her that it is daddy's drink and it is yucky for little girls/boys to drink any.

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  • Karin

    I burned mine and they were STILL delicious! Almost more so because they had that charred flavor, like they were grilled. I never would have thought to combine these flavors but wow, honey on bacon = bacon candy.

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