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"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. 

Julie Grimes
Recipe by Cooking Light July 2005

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Credit: Beau Gustafson

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Yield:
8 servings (serving size: about 1 cup)
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • 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.

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Chef's Notes

Long, often flat, large green beans are sold in most grocery stores as "pole beans." Because they are tougher and more fibrous than regular green beans, cooking pole bean takes longer than common green beans.

Nutrition Facts

63 calories; calories from fat 26%; fat 1.8g; saturated fat 0.6g; mono fat 0.5g; poly fat 0.2g; protein 4.1g; carbohydrates 8.8g; fiber 3.8g; cholesterol 3mg; iron 1.3mg; sodium 370mg; calcium 45mg.
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