Basic Pot of Pole Beans

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Basic Pot of Pole BeansRecipe
Beau Gustafson
"Pole beans" is just another term for large green beans.  Serve this basic side dish with anything you'd normally have with green beans.  The bacon, chicken broth, chopped onion, and seasonings give these beans great flavor. 
8 servings (serving size: about 1 cup)


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3 bacon slices
1 cup chopped onion
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
3 (14-ounce) cans fat-free, less-sodium chicken broth
1 1/2 pounds pole beans, trimmed and cut in half crosswise


Cook bacon in a large Dutch oven over medium heat until crisp. Remove bacon from pan, reserving 1 teaspoon drippings in pan. Crumble bacon; set aside. Add onion to drippings in pan; cook 3 minutes, stirring frequently. Add bacon, salt, and remaining ingredients; bring to a boil. Reduce heat, and simmer, uncovered, 25 minutes or until beans are tender.

Created date

June 2005

Nutritional Information

Calories 63
Caloriesfromfat 26 %
Fat 1.8 g
Satfat 0.6 g
Monofat 0.5 g
Polyfat 0.2 g
Protein 4.1 g
Carbohydrate 8.8 g
Fiber 3.8 g
Cholesterol 3 mg
Iron 1.3 mg
Sodium 370 mg
Calcium 45 mg