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Runner beans with bacon

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Runner beans with bacon

Side Serves 4 25 min
The classic combination of salty, smoky bacon and runner beans makes a quick, easy and flavour-packed side which goes well with lamb or pork chops, or with grilled fish fillets. The same pairing works beautifully with broad, French or green breans.


  • 400g runner beans
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 4 slices smoked streaky bacon
  • oil for cooking, e.g. vegetable or sunflower


Prep time: 5 min
Cooking time: 20 min
  • Step 1

    Slice runner beans and boil for 3-4 minutes until just tender. Drain, refresh in cold water, drain again.
  • Step 2

    Gently cook the onion in a little oil until soft.
  • Step 3

    Remove from the pan, add more oil if needed and fry the bacon until crispy.
  • Step 4

    Add the onion and beans to the pan and warm through.

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