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Green Beans with Almonds

Rated as 4.31 out of 5 Stars

"This is one of those dishes that tradition has snatched. Most everyone has a green bean dish on the menu for the holidays. The almonds are a nice detour from the usual ingredients."
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Ingredients

servings 97
Original recipe yields 7 servings (6 to 8 servings)

Directions

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  1. Remove both ends of beans, break in half, and wash thoroughly.
  2. Place in a large pot and add water 3 to 4 inches from the top. Add bacon and cook until tender.
  3. Remove bacon from cooking water and discard. Remove beans and place in a large bowl, add almonds and toss. Serve Hot.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 97 calories; 5.5 9.9 4 5 74 Full nutrition

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I would have rated this 5-stars for ingredients and only 2-stars for the cooking method--the idea of cooking the raw bacon in with the cooking water just didn't appeal to me. I sauteed diced ba...

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I revamped this recipe a lot...sorry. I cooked my beans as directed (leaving them slightly undercooked) only I added just a bit of bacon drippings to the water to add flavor. Meanwhile, I sautee...

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I would have rated this 5-stars for ingredients and only 2-stars for the cooking method--the idea of cooking the raw bacon in with the cooking water just didn't appeal to me. I sauteed diced ba...

I revamped this recipe a lot...sorry. I cooked my beans as directed (leaving them slightly undercooked) only I added just a bit of bacon drippings to the water to add flavor. Meanwhile, I sautee...

Used frozen whole beans from Sam's Club and added a lot more slivered toasted almonds (Trader Joe's). Had to add a great amount of seasoning. I sauteed in butter as well as extra virgin olive oi...

Very yummy idea, and I used slivered almonds that were treated with garlic to add extra flavor. Yummy!

I used this recipe as a guide, but changed the method quite a bit. I cooked my bacon separately, cooled and crumbled it. I tossed the almonds in a little of the bacon grease and toasted them ...

Bravo! Incorporating the bacon took the bitterness out of the beans without having to dredge them in butter. My husband LOVED this, and he is not a vegetable eater. Will make over and over!

I followed this recipe about 95%. Instead of bacon I used unsalted butter strictly and sauteed the beans with almond slivers. I sauteed the beans until they were crispy and not limp. Then after ...

This just needed a lot more flavor for us. I ended up tossing in melted butter with garlic salt added to it. I think next time I will try simmering the almonds in the garlic butter mixture and...

I used slivered almonds roasted in toaster oven - be carefull not to burn almonds