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Bacon-Almond Green Beans

 Bacon-Almond Green Beans
“I adapted this recipe from one I saw in a magazine that required a lot of work," says Jackie Matthews from Yucca Valley, California. "This is much quicker and easier to prepare and tastes great!”
6 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 30 min.

Ingredients

  • 1-1/2 pounds fresh green beans, trimmed and cut into 1-1/2-inch pieces
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 3 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 2-1/4 teaspoons soy sauce
  • 2-1/4 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 4 to 5 tablespoons real bacon bits
  • 4 to 5 tablespoons sliced almonds, toasted

Directions

  • Place beans in a large saucepan and cover with water. Bring to a
  • boil; cook, uncovered, for 8-10 minutes or until crisp-tender.
  • Meanwhile, melt butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Stir in
  • the brown sugar, soy sauce and Worcestershire sauce. Cook for 1
  • minute or until sugar is dissolved.
  • Drain beans; add to the skillet. Cook and stir for 2 minutes or until
  • heated through. Sprinkle with bacon and almonds; toss to coat. Serve
  • with a slotted spoon. Yield: 6 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 3/4 cup equals 149 calories, 9 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 19 mg cholesterol, 352 mg sodium, 15 g carbohydrate, 4 g fiber, 5 g protein.