Fresh Cooked Green Beans

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 8
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 60.0
  • Total Fat: 1.2 g
  • Cholesterol: 1.0 mg
  • Sodium: 10.2 mg
  • Total Carbs: 11.8 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 4.8 g
  • Protein: 2.6 g

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Takes a while to make, but SO worth it! I can eat these by themselves! Takes a while to make, but SO worth it! I can eat these by themselves!
Number of Servings: 8


    2.5 - 3 lbs fresh string beans
    4 slices bacon
    1tbsp sugar
    salt & pepper


I only add the bacon for flavor, but don't actually eat it. The nutritional info does include bacon grease though!
I also like to double this recipe and make a BIG pot, that way we can enjoy them with a meal, and I have leftovers, which I eat by themselves for lunch!


Snap string beans and remove strings. Rinse well, and put into large cooking pot.

Add bacon, sugar, and salt and pepper to taste.

Add enough water so the beans are about 3/4 covered. Cook on high until they come to a boil, then reduce heat to low/simmer. Simmer for 3-4 hours, stirring occasionally, or until most of he water has cooked away.

Serving Size: 8

Number of Servings: 8

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user MRSFISHTWO.

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