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Green Beans Olé

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  • Prep Time 35 min
  • Total Time 35 min
  • Servings 4
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Bacon adds a twist to this colorful green bean side dish - ready in just 35 minutes.

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

Directions

  • 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

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
7%
Saturated Fat
1 1/2g
7%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
5mg
2%
Sodium
440mg
18%
Potassium
280mg
8%
Total Carbohydrate
10g
3%
Dietary Fiber
4g
15%
Sugars
4g
Protein
4g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
20%
20%
Vitamin C
10%
10%
Calcium
6%
6%
Iron
6%
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 Choice
1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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