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Green Beans with Bacon & Hazelnuts

December 2005/January 2006

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The toasted smoky flavors in this fast saute make it a warm addition to any winter meal.



READER'S COMMENT:
"Super simple to make, and so good. My family loves it. "
Green Beans with Bacon & Hazelnuts Recipe

Makes: 4 servings, 3/4 cup each

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Ingredients

  • 1 teaspoon canola oil
  • 1 large shallot, minced
  • 1 pound green beans, trimmed
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 2 slices bacon, cooked and crumbled
  • 2 tablespoons chopped toasted hazelnuts, (see Tip)
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

Preparation

  1. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add shallot and cook, stirring, until starting to brown, 30 seconds to 1 minute. Add green beans and cook, stirring often, until seared in spots, 2 to 3 minutes. Add water; cover, reduce heat to medium and cook, stirring occasionally, about 3 minutes for tender-crisp or 6 minutes for tender. Remove from heat and stir in bacon, hazelnuts and salt.

Tips & Notes

  • Tip: To toast nuts & seeds on the stovetop: Toast in a small dry skillet over medium-low heat, stirring constantly, until fragrant and lightly browned, 3 to 5 minutes.

Nutrition

Per serving: 100 calories; 5 g fat (1 g sat, 3 g mono); 3 mg cholesterol; 12 g carbohydrates; 0 g added sugars; 5 g protein; 4 g fiber; 226 mg sodium; 305 mg potassium.

Nutrition Bonus: Vitamin C (35% daily value), Vitamin K (23% dv), Vitamin A (15% dv).

Carbohydrate Servings: 1

Exchanges: 2 vegetable, 1 fat


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Recipe Categories

Servings
4
Main Ingredient
Beans/Legumes
Pork
Preparation/ Technique
Saute
Meal/Course
Dinner

Style/Theme
Entertaining, formal
Type of Dish
Side dish, vegetable
Ethnic/Regional
American
Ease of Preparation
Easy
Total Time
30 minutes or less
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