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Bacon-Onion Green Beans

 Bacon-Onion Green Beans
I threw together the recipe to give some color to the plate. I knew all the relatives liked green beans, so I added onion, bacon, tasted sesame seeds and a little vinegar for a nice tang.—Karen Darrell, Wood River, Illinois
6-8 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 25 min.

Ingredients

  • 1-1/2 pounds fresh green beans, trimmed
  • 6 bacon strips, diced
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons cider vinegar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 tablespoon sesame seeds, toasted

Directions

  • Place beans in a large saucepan and cover with water; bring to a
  • boil. Bring to a boil. Cover and cook for 8-10 minutes or until
  • crisp-tender; drain.
  • Meanwhile, in a large skillet, cook bacon over medium heat until
  • crisp. Remove to paper towels; drain, reserving 1 tablespoon
  • drippings. Saute onion in the drippings until tender. stir in the
  • vinegar, salt and pepper.
  • Drain beans; place in a large serving bowl. Stir in the onion mixture
  • and bacon. Sprinkle with sesame seeds. Yield: 6-8 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 each) equals 132 calories, 10 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 11 mg cholesterol, 209 mg sodium, 8 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 3 g protein.