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Green Beans and Pears with Bacon

Rated as 4.17 out of 5 Stars

"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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55 m servings 207
Original recipe yields 4 servings


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  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. Remove from the pan to a serving dish with a slotted spoon, draining excess water. Season with salt and pepper to serve.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 207 calories; 8 27.6 9.4 20 443 Full nutrition

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be very sure to follow the directions on the bacon, makes a big difference

What a delightful dish. It was the hit of my Sunday night dinner. There is not a single thing I would change.

Great alternative to boring green bean dishes.

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 flavo...

it was okay. needed more flavor.