Green Beans Olé

Bacon adds a twist to this colorful green bean side dish - ready in just 35 minutes.

  • Prep Time 35 min
  • Total Time 35 min
  • Servings 4

Ingredients

1
lb fresh green beans, cut into 1-inch pieces
4
slices bacon, cut up
1
medium onion, chopped (1/2 cup)
1
medium tomato, chopped (3/4 cup)
1
clove garlic, finely chopped
1
teaspoon chopped fresh or 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano leaves
1/2
teaspoon salt
Dash of pepper
2
tablespoons lemon or lime juice

  • 1 In 2-quart saucepan, place green beans in 1 inch water. Heat to boiling; reduce heat. Simmer uncovered 10 to 15 minutes or until crisp-tender; drain. Immediately rinse with cold water; drain.
  • 2 Meanwhile, in 10-inch skillet, cook bacon over medium-high heat, stirring frequently, until crisp; drain all but 1 tablespoon fat from skillet. Drain bacon on paper towels. Cook onion in bacon fat over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until tender.
  • 3 Stir tomato, garlic, oregano, salt and pepper into onion. Simmer uncovered 5 minutes. Stir in green beans; heat through. Drizzle with lemon juice; sprinkle with bacon.

Expert Tips

Use a 1-pound bag of Green Giant® frozen cut green beans instead of the fresh beans; cook according to package directions.

Complement grilled chicken breasts with this recipe. Then add fresh pineapple and a whole-grain roll.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
90
(
Calories from Fat
40),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
4 1/2g
4 1/2%
(Saturated Fat
1 1/2g,
1 1/2%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
5mg
5%;
Sodium
440mg
440%;
Total Carbohydrate
10g
10%
(Dietary Fiber
4g
4%
  Sugars
4g
4%
),
Protein
4g
4%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
20%;
Vitamin C
10%;
Calcium
6%;
Iron
6%;
Exchanges:
0 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 2 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.