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Green Beans with Orange Glaze

What could be more simple? Fresh green beans, crisp bacon and a slightly tangy orange sauce made with OJ concentrate! This recipe takes 15 minutes to prepare (mostly cooking bacon) and is table ready in 20 minutes total!

Course Dinner, Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword Side dish
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 8


  • 1/2 lb thick cut bacon
  • 1 1/2 lbs fresh green beans, washed trim ends if desired
  • 3 tablespoons frozen orange juice concentrate
  • 1/3 cup water
  • salt and pepper to taste


  1. Cook bacon until crisp, drain grease and cut into pieces. Store in Ziplock bag with a paper towel to absorb moisture until ready to use if making ahead.

  2. Whisk orange juice concentrate and water together in a medium size sauté pan. Turn heat to medium high. Add beans. 

  3. Cover with lid and cook for 3-5 minutes on medium high heat. Add a little water if needed. I cook just until the beans are bright green then remove from heat. 

  4. Remove beans from heat, they should be bright green in color. Place beans in a serving dish and spoon sauce left in the bottom of pan over beans. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. 

  5. Top with chopped bacon just before serving. 

Recipe Notes

Cooking the bacon may be done up to a week ahead. Store cooked chopped bacon wrapped in a paper towel. Place the bag in the refrigerator in a zip lock bag or other sealed container sealed tightly.