Sauteed green beans with bacon and slivered almonds. I made this as a side for Easter dinner this year and everyone raved!

Lizzie Qualls McCrory
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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 bacon in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Cook until browned on one side, then turn over to cook on the other side. Add the almonds to the skillet at this time, and cook, stirring until light golden brown.

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  • Remove the bacon from the skillet, leaving the bacon drippings. Crumble or chop bacon, and return to the skillet. Melt the butter in with the drippings. Add the green beans; cook and stir until tender, about 8 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

202 calories; 16.9 g total fat; 29 mg cholesterol; 232 mg sodium. 7.3 g carbohydrates; 6.4 g protein; Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
11/23/2006
We added a little onion to the pan to sautee with the bacon, used fresh green beans, and added some seasoning salt, and these were delicious! We'll definitely make this again! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
06/21/2008
Made this one tonight to go with ham...made exactly as written except that I used a bag of frozen whole string beans. First of all, I feel that there was way too much butter in this...the bacon drippings already add enough fat/moisture. Mostly though, my issue was the almonds. I added them at the time that was directed...and they burned (and I only had the burner on the '2' setting)...so I suggest adding the almonds in at the very end (maybe toasting them in the toaster oven first). So pretty much just reduce the butter significantly & add the almonds at the very end! Read More
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  • 3 star values: 14
  • 2 star values: 5
  • 1 star values: 4
Rating: 5 stars
11/23/2006
We added a little onion to the pan to sautee with the bacon, used fresh green beans, and added some seasoning salt, and these were delicious! We'll definitely make this again! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/23/2006
We added a little onion to the pan to sautee with the bacon, used fresh green beans, and added some seasoning salt, and these were delicious! We'll definitely make this again! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
06/21/2008
Made this one tonight to go with ham...made exactly as written except that I used a bag of frozen whole string beans. First of all, I feel that there was way too much butter in this...the bacon drippings already add enough fat/moisture. Mostly though, my issue was the almonds. I added them at the time that was directed...and they burned (and I only had the burner on the '2' setting)...so I suggest adding the almonds in at the very end (maybe toasting them in the toaster oven first). So pretty much just reduce the butter significantly & add the almonds at the very end! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
10/11/2010
These were good except for just a couple issues. One.. the almonds burned. Two.. the only time it states a temperature is in the first step while cooking bacon. To remedy I would suggest the following: Cook the bacon and remove from skillet. Add the butter and the almonds. When almonds are golden brown, remove them and add the beans to the bacon drippings/butter mixture. Reduce to medium heat to cook the beans and stir them often. Crumble the bacon when it's cool enough to do so. Add bacon and almonds back into the skillet for the last two or three minutes of cooking (to reheat them). I will definitely make this again with the above modification. Very tasty and easy to make and everyone liked them. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/26/2008
Who knew green beans would have so much flavor! These were delicious. I did drain most of the bacon grease off though. Adding butter is plenty. Also added my almonds nearer to the end. This is by no means meant for a fat-free diet. But will make these again for sure!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/23/2008
This has now replaced the same old green bean casserole at our thanksgiving. I use fresh green beans and par boil them first and I use sliced almonds instead of slivered. They stick to the beans better instead of falling to the bottom of the plate. These are the best green beans EVER! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
11/14/2006
love this recipe. have been making it for years for thanksgiving (served warm) & summer meals (served cold). I also add sundried tomatoes and feta cheese to it which really gives it zest Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/29/2006
I do not know what all these other people are talking about - this recipe was AWESOME. I made it exactly the way the recipe called for. I had two helping and couldn't stop eating it. I might add onions next time but this dish was wonderful! Thank you! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/24/2006
Loved this! I used peppered bacon. Yum. Next time I won't use so much of the bacon grease though. I like my veggies to have a more fresher taste. They were coated a little to much (with the grease) for my taste. Should have strained the grease off before putting in their serving tray. Will make again though! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/28/2007
I made this once for a family dinner and now I am the official green bean maker for holiday dinners. Everyone loved this recipe. I do substitute regular bacon with turkey bacon and I do add fresh garlic as well. Read More
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