Green Beans with Bacon

Green Beans with Bacon Recipe
This simple side is a classic crowd-pleaser.  Toss cooked green beans with sauteed shallots, lemon juice, salt, and pepper, and top with crumbled bacon.

Yield:

12 servings (serving size: about 2/3 cup)

Recipe from

Cooking Light

Nutritional Information

Calories 46
Caloriesfromfat 22 %
Fat 1.1 g
Satfat 0.4 g
Monofat 0.5 g
Polyfat 0.2 g
Protein 2.5 g
Carbohydrate 8 g
Fiber 3.3 g
Cholesterol 2 mg
Iron 1.1 mg
Sodium 93 mg
Calcium 38 mg

Ingredients

2 1/2 pounds green beans, trimmed
3 bacon slices
1/2 cup chopped shallots
1 teaspoon freshly squeezed lemon juice
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

Preparation

Cook green beans in boiling water for 5 minutes or until crisp-tender. Drain and plunge beans into ice water; drain.

Cook bacon in a Dutch oven over medium heat until crisp. Remove bacon from pan; crumble. Add shallots to drippings in pan; sauté 4 minutes or until tender. Add beans, juice, salt, and pepper to pan; toss to combine. Cook 5 minutes or until thoroughly heated, stirring often. Remove from heat. Sprinkle bacon over bean mixture; toss.

Note:

You can cook the green beans and bacon up to two days ahead; refrigerate them separately until you're ready to assemble the dish.

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Melissa Williams,

November 2007
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