Green Beans with Bacon and Walnuts

Green Beans with Bacon and Walnuts

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From: Diabetic Living Magazine

Looking for a tasty vegetable side dish? This recipe with fresh green beans and red pepper strips, served with crisp bacon and lightly toasted walnuts, is a perfect choice and ready in just 25 minutes.

Ingredients 6 servings

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  • 12 ounces thin fresh green beans, trimmed
  • 1 small red sweet pepper, seeded and cut into strips
  • 2 slices bacon
  • ¼ cup chopped walnuts
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • ⅛ teaspoon crushed red pepper
  • ¼ teaspoon salt


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  1. In a large saucepan, cook green beans and sweet pepper in enough boiling water to cover for 3 minutes; drain.
  2. In a large skillet, cook bacon over medium heat until crisp. Using a slotted spoon, remove bacon from skillet, reserving 2 tablespoons of the drippings in skillet (discard the remaining drippings). Drain bacon on paper towels. Crumble bacon; set aside.
  3. Add green bean-sweet pepper mixture, walnuts, garlic, crushed red pepper and ¼ teaspoon salt to the reserved drippings in skillet. Cook and stir about 5 minutes or until beans are tender and walnuts are lightly toasted.
  4. To serve, sprinkle with crumbled bacon.

Nutrition information

  • Serving size: ½ cup
  • Per serving: 106 calories; 9 g fat(2 g sat); 3 g fiber; 6 g carbohydrates; 3 g protein; 32 mcg folate; 7 mg cholesterol; 1 g sugars; 806 IU vitamin A; 27 mg vitamin C; 29 mg calcium; 1 mg iron; 156 mg sodium; 172 mg potassium
  • Nutrition Bonus: Vitamin C (45% daily value)
  • Carbohydrate Servings: ½
  • Exchanges: 2 fat, 1 vegetable

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