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Green Bean and Bacon Saute

Green Bean and Bacon Saute

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This delicious vegetable side to any meal is easy to prepare and loved by everyone who has tried it.

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  • Calories:
  • 83 kcal
  • 4%
  • Fat:
  • 5 g
  • 8%
  • Carbs:
  • 4.8g
  • 2%
  • Protein:
  • 5.4 g
  • 11%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 13 mg
  • 4%
  • Sodium:
  • 317 mg
  • 13%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet


  1. Cook bacon in a large skillet set over medium-high heat until crisp. Use a slotted spoon to remove bacon pieces and drain them on a paper towel-lined plate. Pour off excess grease from the skillet, leaving about 2 tablespoons in the pan.
  2. Add the garlic and red pepper flakes to the bacon grease and cook over medium-high heat until fragrant, about 1 minute. Add green beans and season with salt and pepper. Cook and stir until beans are tender but still a little crunchy, about 10 minutes. Return bacon to the pan and toss with the beans before serving.
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Since I can't find a place to submit a recipe, I'll add it here. My green bean saute` uses: 1 can green beans, drained and rinsed 1 Tbsp olive oil 1 Tbsp minced onion 1 Tbsp finely chopped red pepper or pimento (if available, for color) garlic powder or minced garlic to taste Salt and pepper to taste Saute lightly, medium heat, until all flavors are well distributed. Quick and easy and lots of flavor.


Very yummy! I didnt have red pepper on hand, but it was still good. I used fresh green beans instead of frozen.


I made this with canned green beans, and it was still very good. I want to try it with fresh next time. I did make a few changes: I sauted 1 can of mushrooms in 1 tbsp of butter until browned, then I added a few sliced onions and 1 can of beans. I sauted on medium heat until slightly browned, then added the cooked crumbled bacon and 1/2 tsp of fresh garlic. I did not use any bacon grease to cook the beans. Thanks for a very good recipe for me to experiment with. :)