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Beans with Celery Bacon Sauce

 Beans with Celery Bacon Sauce
Bacon adds nice crunch and flavor to the sauce for the dressed-up green beans I serve for our Christmas ham dinner. Since this dish goes well with many other foods, too, it's a recipe I use often throughout the year. -Christine Eilerts Tulsa, Oklahoma
8 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 20 min.

Ingredients

  • 6 cups fresh green beans
  • 4 bacon strips, diced
  • 1 cup finely chopped onion
  • 1 can (10-3/4 ounces) condensed cream of celery soup, undiluted
  • 1/2 cup milk

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; drain
  • and set aside.
  • In a skillet, cook bacon over medium heat until crisp. Remove to
  • paper towels; drain, reserving 2 tablespoons drippings. Saute onion
  • in drippings until tender. Stir in soup and milk until blended; heat
  • through. spoon over beans. Sprinkle bacon over top. Yield: 8
  • servings.