This recipe comes from Hamburg, Germany where it's called 'Bohnen und Birnen mit Speck.' It's a delicious variation of a traditional dish.

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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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  • Cook the bacon in a large, deep skillet over medium-high heat, stirring occasionally, until partially cooked but not brown, 5 to 6 minutes; drain on paper towels.

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  • Combine the drained bacon, green beans, and pears in a large saucepan; pour enough water over the mixture to cover. Bring to a boil; reduce the heat to low and simmer until cooked and tender, about 30 minutes.

  • Remove from the pan to a serving dish with a slotted spoon, draining excess water. Season with salt and pepper to serve.

Nutrition Facts

207.5 calories; 9.4 g protein; 27.6 g carbohydrates; 20.4 mg cholesterol; 442.5 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

Reviews (6)

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Rating: 4 stars
12/07/2009
be very sure to follow the directions on the bacon makes a big difference Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
08/29/2015
it was okay. needed more flavor. Read More
7 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 4
  • 4 star values: 2
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 4 stars
12/07/2009
be very sure to follow the directions on the bacon makes a big difference Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/07/2009
be very sure to follow the directions on the bacon makes a big difference Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/18/2013
What a delightful dish. It was the hit of my Sunday night dinner. There is not a single thing I would change. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/21/2012
Great alternative to boring green bean dishes. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/03/2012
Very tasty! I acquired a bunch of free Bosc pears and had to figure out how to incorporate them into my dinner before they went bad. I cooked up some tofu to a bacon-like consistency and flavor and skipped boiling it with the green beans and pears. I'm sure it's even tastier as properly prepared. Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
08/29/2015
it was okay. needed more flavor. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/01/2019
Excellent simple side dish! I made only a half recipe for two of us. No problems. Read More