Spicy and Sweet Green Beans

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These green beans are a family favorite! Serve with any pork recipe containing apples for a pleasant taste bud surprise!

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Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
30 mins
Servings:
6
Yield:
6 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 slices bacon, diced

  • 2 (15 ounce) cans French-cut green beans

  • ½ sweet onion, sliced

  • ½ teaspoon chili powder

  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar, or to taste

  • 1 pinch ground cinnamon, or to taste

  • 1 pinch salt, or to taste

  • 1 dash ground nutmeg, or to taste

Directions

  1. Place the bacon in a large skillet and cook over medium-high heat, turning occasionally, until evenly browned, about 10 minutes. Remove bacon with a slotted spoon to a plate lined with paper towel.

  2. Drain and discard liquid from 1 can of green beans; empty both cans into a saucepan over low heat. Bring to a simmer; add bacon and sweet onion.

  3. Increase heat to medium-low. Stir cinnamon, salt, and nutmeg into the green beans. Cook the mixture until the onions are transparent but not yet soft, about 10 minutes.

Cook's Notes:

I don't use measuring spoons for this recipe. I take a small spoon from my drawer and add two heaps of brown sugar (which I'm assuming is about the same amount as two tablespoons) and sprinkle on the chili powder according to taste.

It's okay to substitute real bacon bits to cut down on time.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

61 Calories
2g Fat
10g Carbs
2g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 61
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 2g 2%
Saturated Fat 1g 3%
Cholesterol 3mg 1%
Sodium 302mg 13%
Total Carbohydrate 10g 4%
Dietary Fiber 2g 9%
Total Sugars 6g
Protein 2g
Vitamin C 5mg 24%
Calcium 34mg 3%
Iron 1mg 5%
Potassium 144mg 3%

* 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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