Speckbohnen (German Green Beans)

Speckbohnen (German Green Beans)

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Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Servings 3


  • 6 oz green beans
  • ½ tbsp butter
  • ¼ onion
  • 3/3 oz speck or bacon or prosciutto


  • Cook the green beans as you would normally – I’d suggest either steam them for a few minutes, boil or cook in the microwave with a little water. Whichever way, it will only take a couple minutes and you want them tender but only just so they don’t become mushy and keep their nice green color. Drain and set aside.
  • While the beans are cooking, melt the butter in a small-medium skillet. Finely dice the onion and add it to the pan. Cook for a minute while you finely slice and dice the speck or bacon. Add the speck/bacon to the pan and cook for a couple minutes until it is starting to crisp. Add the cooked beans, cook a minute, stirring regularly, then serve.


Note – some people add a little vinegar, sugar and mustard along with the beans to add additional flavor. I’d suggest no more than around 1tbsp vinegar and sugar and 1tsp mustard, but maybe less. I don’t think they are really needed but play around with the flavors to taste.

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