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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 12
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 118.1
  • Total Fat: 5.3 g
  • Cholesterol: 9.0 mg
  • Sodium: 174.0 mg
  • Total Carbs: 13.4 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 3.3 g
  • Protein: 5.6 g

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Country Green Beans

Submitted by: SUNBEAMJANEAL
Country Green Beans

Introduction

These green beans are out of this world!!! With potatoes, onions, and bacon, these beans become a delicious side to any meal. They're even better the next day...or day after that! But, the best part is the pot liquor. It is so flavorful all of your guests will want a bowl to share it. The potatoes actually thicken the cooking water and turn the pot liquor into a simple soup. Delicious!!! These green beans are out of this world!!! With potatoes, onions, and bacon, these beans become a delicious side to any meal. They're even better the next day...or day after that! But, the best part is the pot liquor. It is so flavorful all of your guests will want a bowl to share it. The potatoes actually thicken the cooking water and turn the pot liquor into a simple soup. Delicious!!!
Number of Servings: 12

Ingredients

    2 lbs. fresh green beans, washed and prepped
    1 lb. bacon, chopped
    1 lb. yucan gold potatoes, peeled and chopped
    1 large onion, chopped
    4 cloves garlic, chopped
    salt to taste
    water to cover

Directions

In the bottom of a large pot, sautee the bacon pieces until slightly crunchy. Remove. Sautee onions (in bacon fat) until tender. Remove. Sautee potato chunks about 5 minutes. Add garlic, cooked bacon, onions, and green beans to pot. Cover with water. Bring to boil, stirring occasionally. Cover and simmer for 2-3 hours depending on desired crispness of the green beans.

Add salt to taste. The potatoes soak up a LOT of salt, so be generous. We usually add between 2-3 tbsp salt, but that's just us. Tony Chachare's is also a nice addition for a little kick.

About 12 servings.

Additional notes: If you are making this for a special occasion (like Thanksgiving), it is great to do a day or two ahead and refrigerate. Then on the day of, you can skim the fat off the top (always a good thing to do) and reheat on the stove.

Also, you can use canned green beans, but fresh are much better. Canned tend to become too mushy during the simmering process. Fresh green beans hold up really well to the extended cooking time.

Number of Servings: 12

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user SUNBEAMJANEAL.






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