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Smothered Green Beans with New Potatoes

September/October 2012

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This green bean recipe from chef Alex Patout of Landry’s restaurant in New Iberia, Louisiana, gets plenty of flavor from bacon and onions.


Smothered Green Beans with New Potatoes

Makes: 8 servings, about 3/4 cup each

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Ingredients

  • 5 slices bacon, chopped
  • 1 pound green beans, trimmed
  • 2 medium onions, finely chopped
  • 12 ounces new potatoes (4-6 small), cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 4 cups water

Preparation

  1. Place a Dutch oven over medium heat, add bacon and cook until slightly browned but still soft. Add beans, onions, potatoes, pepper, salt and water. Stir well and bring to a simmer. Reduce heat to maintain a gentle simmer, cover and cook, stirring occasionally, until the beans are very tender, about 1 hour. Uncover, increase the heat to medium-high and cook, stirring occasionally, until thickened and most of the water has evaporated, 20 to 25 minutes more.

Nutrition

Per serving: 88 calories; 2 g fat (1 g sat, 1 g mono); 5 mg cholesterol; 14 g carbohydrates; 0 g added sugars; 4 g protein; 3 g fiber; 272 mg sodium; 349 mg potassium.

Nutrition Bonus: Vitamin C (18% daily value)

Carbohydrate Servings: 1

Exchanges: 1 vegetable, 1/2 starch, 1/2 fat


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