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Green Beans With Bacon

Green Beans With Bacon

Bacon makes these green beans so much better. Serve this hearty side with roast chicken.

Southern Living OCTOBER 2007

  • Yield: Makes 6 servings
  • Cook time: 21 Minutes
  • Prep time: 10 Minutes


  • 3 reduced-fat bacon slices
  • 1 cup chopped sweet onion
  • 2 (12-oz.) packages frozen green beans, thawed
  • 1 cup low-sodium fat-free chicken broth
  • 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • Salt and pepper to taste


1. Cook bacon in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat 6 to 8 minutes or until crisp; remove bacon, and drain on paper towels, reserving 2 tsp. drippings in skillet. Crumble bacon.

2. Sauté onion in hot drippings in skillet over medium-high heat 2 to 3 minutes or until golden. Add green beans, broth, and mustard, tossing to coat. Reduce heat to medium; cover and cook 5 minutes. Uncover and cook, stirring occasionally, 3 to 5 more minutes or until liquid thickens and is reduced by half. Add salt and pepper to taste. Top with crumbled bacon. Serve immediately.

Note: Nutritional analysis does not include salt and pepper to taste.

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 62
  • Calories from fat: 0.0%
  • Fat: 1g
  • Saturated fat: 0.3g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 0.0g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 0.1g
  • Protein: 3.7g
  • Carbohydrate: 11.3g
  • Fiber: 3.6g
  • Cholesterol: 3mg
  • Iron: 1.1mg
  • Sodium: 217mg
  • Calcium: 53mg

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