I prepared this for Thanksgiving dinner in place of the traditional but heavy green bean casserole. It has a delicious, faintly sweet flavor.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
15 mins
total:
25 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Combine green beans and cider in a microwave-safe bowl; cover with plastic wrap. Cook in microwave on high for 5 minutes; stir beans. Return to oven and cook until tender, 5 more minutes. Remove beans with a slotted spoon and transfer to a serving bowl; reserve cider.

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  • Heat olive oil in a small skillet over medium heat; cook and stir bacon bits and onion in the hot oil until onion is tender, 5 to 10 minutes. Pour cider from green beans into the skillet; simmer until liquid is reduced, 5 minutes.

  • Spoon bacon mixture over green beans. Season with salt and black pepper.

Nutrition Facts

79 calories; protein 3.2g 6% DV; carbohydrates 13.3g 4% DV; fat 1.4g 2% DV; cholesterol 2.5mg 1% DV; sodium 114.3mg 5% DV. Full Nutrition

Reviews (3)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
03/24/2013
First I had to change the recipe because I forgot to buy bacon. I had to substitute pepperoni for the bacon which wasn't awful but the bacon would have been much better in my opinion. I thought the sauce was very nice but would have been better with a touch of white wine or a splash of vinegar to balance the sweetness of the cider. I didn't think it was too sweet though. I did not use the microwave to prepare this dish. I steamed fresh beans until tender and then added them to the onions and sauce. I'll make this again with bacon! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
02/11/2013
tony didn't like. too sweet. Read More
4 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 1
  • 4 star values: 2
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  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 4 stars
03/23/2013
First I had to change the recipe because I forgot to buy bacon. I had to substitute pepperoni for the bacon which wasn't awful but the bacon would have been much better in my opinion. I thought the sauce was very nice but would have been better with a touch of white wine or a splash of vinegar to balance the sweetness of the cider. I didn't think it was too sweet though. I did not use the microwave to prepare this dish. I steamed fresh beans until tender and then added them to the onions and sauce. I'll make this again with bacon! Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
02/10/2013
tony didn't like. too sweet. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
09/11/2018
I used Balsamic Vinegar & Brown sugar & didn't use bacon. It turned out very tasty! Read More
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