My sister-in-law gave me this great, simple recipe. Green beans are sauteed in bacon fat, then tossed with toasted nuts and crumbled blue cheese. Very rich and quite fattening, but great for holidays!

Kate

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Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
15 mins
total:
25 mins
Servings:
6
Yield:
6 servings
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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Place green beans in a saucepan with one inch of water in the bottom. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat, and cook for 5 minutes, or until tender-crisp. Remove from heat, drain, and set aside.

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  • Heat the bacon drippings in a large skillet over medium heat. Add green beans, and toss to coat. Saute until the beans are heated through. Sprinkle with nuts and crumbled blue cheese. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

Tip

I steam the beans the night before and keep in the fridge until I'm ready to put the dish together.

Nutrition Facts

228 calories; protein 5.9g; carbohydrates 7.1g; fat 20.6g; cholesterol 20.1mg; sodium 217.4mg. Full Nutrition
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Rating: 4 stars
10/12/2005
I almost skipped this recipe because of the 80% fat and high calories, but I'm so glad I didn't. It was terrific even with adjustments which reduced the fat to 54% (still high) and the calories by 2/3. Used 1 lb green beans for 4 servings, not 6. Steamed the beans in the microwave for 5 minutes, meanwhile cooked 2 slices of bacon. Poured off all but 1 tsp drippings and added 1 tsp canola oil. Deglazed the pan with 1 Tbsp balsamic vinegar. Stir fried the beans and 2 Tbsp walnuts for about 1 minute. Crumbled the bacon and 2 Tbsp blue cheese on top. Fabulous, rich flavor combination, definitely company quality, and ready in about 10 minutes. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
11/14/2003
I did not care for this recipe. Because they used bacon drippings it made it taste sooo fatty and heavy. The taste from the bacon drippings was way to strong I will not make this again Read More
(6)
78 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 60
  • 4 star values: 13
  • 3 star values: 4
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 4 stars
10/12/2005
I almost skipped this recipe because of the 80% fat and high calories, but I'm so glad I didn't. It was terrific even with adjustments which reduced the fat to 54% (still high) and the calories by 2/3. Used 1 lb green beans for 4 servings, not 6. Steamed the beans in the microwave for 5 minutes, meanwhile cooked 2 slices of bacon. Poured off all but 1 tsp drippings and added 1 tsp canola oil. Deglazed the pan with 1 Tbsp balsamic vinegar. Stir fried the beans and 2 Tbsp walnuts for about 1 minute. Crumbled the bacon and 2 Tbsp blue cheese on top. Fabulous, rich flavor combination, definitely company quality, and ready in about 10 minutes. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/28/2008
I used olive oil and feta cheese instead of bacon fat and blue cheese. Didn't measure, just browned some walnuts in the oil, threw in the steamed beans and heated through, added feta and served. This was un- believable! It was so delicious. My husband and two six-footer boys loved it. Not a scrap left. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/18/2003
This is absolutely WONDERFUL! The second time we made it, we substituted Feta for Bleu cheese (or some of each), sauteed the beans in olive oil/garlic rather than bacon grease, and used pecans instead of walnuts. Healthier, and just as good. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/19/2004
This was great! Fried up a couple pieces turkey bacon then tossed the green beans in the pan (only had a tbs. or so of drippings so it wasn't too greasy or fatty) and cut the bacon into small pieces and tossed that in also. The blue cheese and walnuts really added great flavor and texture. Will definitely make this again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/27/2003
This recipe was delicious!! I am not a big fan of green beans but this was excellent. I added crumbled bacon on top! Thank You Kate! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/24/2003
This had a very sophisticated and elegant flavor...we really enjoyed the recipe. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/24/2003
Oh my gosh...these were absolutely delish! I would give it 10 stars if I could. It is amazing how such a simple recipe could have such depth of flavor. Great for a holiday or an elegant dinner party. Guess I already know what I will be bringing to Thanksgiving this year! Thanks Kate:) Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/26/2011
Top notch! Star and save this delicious recipe. Crispy fresh green beans, crispy bacon and melted blue cheese or gorgonzola. The one veggie dish that everyone loves. Much requested, always an empty bowl. If I could only have one veggie recipe, this would be it! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/24/2003
The family really liked this. The only thing I did different was adding crumbled bacon instead of the toasted nuts. There were no leftovers and I will definitely make this again. Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
11/14/2003
I did not care for this recipe. Because they used bacon drippings it made it taste sooo fatty and heavy. The taste from the bacon drippings was way to strong I will not make this again Read More
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