Take your green beans to the next level and make Blackstone Green Beans with Bacon. Easy and simple side dish to make on the griddle.

green beans with bacon on a black plate
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We love making side dishes on the Blackstone. It saves me time and it makes for an easy cleanup. This Blackstone Green Beans with Bacon recipe is one of our family favorites. It is made with canned greens and seasoned with ingredients.

If you love side dishes with bacon, also try Blackstone Bacon Fried Corn Recipe, Blackstone Corn Fritters or Blackstone Asparagus with Bacon.

Why We Love This Recipe

Green beans always make a favorite side dishes. It heats easily on the trusty Blackstone Griddle with thick-cut bacon. The bacon is cooked directly on the grilled and then green beans are added. They are sauteed in the bacon fat and bacon grease to give them more flavor to complete any weeknight dinner.

If you are looking for an easy side that doesn’t take long to cook, make southern style Green Beans with Bacon. This would be the perfect side to bring to any of your holiday gatherings.

What Type of Green Beans do I use?

You can use frozen, fresh or canned green beans. If using frozen green beans, sauté them on the grill for 10-15 minutes. Keep the green beans covered and toss them every 3-4 minutes until the green beans are tender.

We used canned green beans in this recipe, but use what you have on hand.

Ingredients

Ingredients needed - green beans, bacon, minced garlic, salt and pepper

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Substitutions and Additions

There are many ways to change or add to this green bean recipe. We have even used these green beans with bacon recipe and made green bean casserole. The options are endless with this recipe. You can even change the spices or add in fresh herbs.

  • Add Butter
  • Garlic Salt
  • Cajun Seasoning
  • Red Pepper Flake
  • Add in Mushrooms
  • Mix in Red Peppers or Green Peppers
  • Add Yellow Onion
  • Use Olive Oil
  • Brown Sugar
  • Add a Sauce – We recommend soy sauce, teriyaki sauce or maple syrup.

How to Make Green Beans with Bacon on Blackstone Griddle

  • Step 1 – Prepare the Grill – Preheat the Blackstone grill over medium high heat (approximately 400 degrees F).
Cooking diced bacon on the griddle
  • Step 2 – Cook the Bacon – Place the diced bacon on the grill and sauté for 3-4 minutes until the bacon is browned.
Cooking green beans and bacon on a blackstone griddle
  • Step 3 – Add the Green Beans – Then stir in the green beans. Toss all the ingredients together to combine them thoroughly.
Cooking green beans and bacon on a blackstone griddle
  • Step 4 – Cook Green Beans – Sauté for 4-5 minutes until the green beans are browned. Then toss in the minced garlic, kosher salt and black pepper and cook for 1 minute until aromatic.
Cooking green beans and bacon on a blackstone griddle
  • Step 5 – Serve and Enjoy – Remove from the heat. Place the green beans on a paper towel if you want to drain in bacon grease. Serve immediately while warm and enjoy with the best flavor!

Recipe Tips

  • Bacon – Dice bacon before adding to the griddle. When bacon is diced it cooks quicker and gets extra crispy.
  • Cooking Green Beans – Cook and season green beans on the griddle. We recommend not overcooking so the green beans don’t get mushy.
  • Drain the Beans – Before adding the green beans to the griddle, make sure you drain them.
  • Skillet – If you don’t have a Blackstone you can easily cook this recipe in a large skillet.
green beans with bacon on a black plate

Serving Suggestions

Turn ordinary green beans into the best Blackstone Griddle Green Bean Recipe. This side dish is best served Blackstone Chicken Breast Recipe, Blackstone Teriyaki Steak and Bacon Wrapped Pork Chops.

This is one of my favorite veggies to make for a delicious side dish. The tender green beans complete meal that the whole family loves.

green beans with bacon on a black plate

How to Store Leftovers

Refrigerate the leftovers in an airtight container for up to 5 days. You can easily make this recipe ahead of time and reheat in a skillet on the stovetop or place in the microwave.

More Easy Blackstone Side Dish Recipes

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Blackstone Green Beans with Bacon

5 from 24 votes
Take your green beans to the next level and make Blackstone Green Beans with Bacon. Easy and simple side dish to make on the griddle.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 8
Cuisine American
Course Side Dish
Calories 103

Ingredients

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Instructions

  • Preheat the Blackstone grill over medium high heat (approximately 400 degrees F).
  • Place the diced bacon on the grill and sauté for 3-4 minutes until the bacon is browned.
  • Then stir in the green beans. Toss all the ingredients together to combine them thoroughly. Sauté for 4-5 minutes until the green beans are browned. Then toss in the minced garlic and cook for 1 minute until aromatic.
  • Remove from the grill. Serve immediately while warm and enjoy!

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Recipe Notes

You can use frozen or fresh green beans as well. If using frozen green beans, sauté them on the grill for 10-15 minutes. Keep the green covered and toss them every 3-4 minutes until the green beans are tender.
Refrigerate the leftovers in an airtight container for up to 5 days.

Nutrition Facts

Calories 103kcal, Carbohydrates 8g, Protein 4g, Fat 7g, Saturated Fat 2g, Polyunsaturated Fat 1g, Monounsaturated Fat 3g, Trans Fat 1g, Cholesterol 11mg, Sodium 261mg, Potassium 260mg, Fiber 3g, Sugar 3g, Vitamin A 740IU, Vitamin C 13mg, Calcium 42mg, Iron 1mg

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