Ultimate Green Beans

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Tired of green bean casserole? Try this fresh green bean dish that is worthy of the holidays! When I make this at Thanksgiving I double or triple it depending on the number of people coming.

Ultimate Green Beans
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Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
35 mins
Total Time:
50 mins
Servings:
5
Yield:
5 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 slices bacon, diced

  • ½ white onion, minced

  • 1 pound fresh green beans, trimmed

  • ½ teaspoon red pepper flakes

  • ½ cup boiling water

  • 1 tablespoon butter

  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice

  • salt and pepper to taste

Directions

  1. Cook the bacon in a large, deep skillet over medium-high heat until crisp, about 10 minutes. Remove the bacon with a slotted spoon and drain on a paper towel-lined plate; return the skillet with the reserved bacon grease to the stove.

  2. Cook the onion in the bacon drippings until soft, 5 to 7 minutes. Stir in the green beans and red pepper flakes; cook another 2 minutes. Pour the boiling water into the skillet and cover the skillet immediately; steam for about 15 minutes, shaking the skillet occasionally to keep the beans from sticking to the bottom. Add the butter, lemon juice, salt, and pepper; cook and stir until the butter is melted, 3 to 5 minutes. Sprinkle the cooked bacon over the beans to serve.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

105 Calories
8g Fat
8g Carbs
3g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 5
Calories 105
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 8g 10%
Saturated Fat 3g 16%
Cholesterol 14mg 5%
Sodium 116mg 5%
Total Carbohydrate 8g 3%
Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 3g
Vitamin C 16mg 82%
Calcium 39mg 3%
Iron 1mg 6%
Potassium 237mg 5%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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