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Country French Beans Recipe

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These tender beans contribute almost 6 g of fiber to each serving. Brown sugar, herbs and bacon create a delightful medley of flavors that’s sure to please.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 1-1/4 hours + soaking Bake: 1 hour
MAKES:12 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 1-1/4 hours + soaking Bake: 1 hour
MAKES: 12 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 pound dried navy beans
  • 2 quarts water
  • 4 turkey bacon strips, diced
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 celery rib, chopped
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons ground mustard
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

Nutritional Facts

1/2 cup equals 164 calories, 2 g fat (trace saturated fat), 4 mg cholesterol, 116 mg sodium, 29 g carbohydrate, 10 g fiber, 10 g protein. Diabetic Exchange: 1-1/2 starch.

Directions

  1. Sort beans and rinse with cold water. Place in an ovenproof Dutch oven; add water to cover by 2 in. Bring to a boil; boil for 2 minutes. Remove from the heat; cover and let stand for 1-4 hours or until beans are softened.
  2. Drain and rinse beans, discarding liquid. Return beans to the pan; add 2 qts. water. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 45-60 minutes or until beans are almost tender. Drain and reserve liquid; set beans aside.
  3. Preheat oven to 325°. Coat same Dutch oven with cooking spray. Add bacon, onion and celery; cook and stir until vegetables are tender. Stir in beans, brown sugar, mustard, thyme, garlic powder and 2 cups reserved liquid.
  4. Cover and bake 1 to 1-1/2 hours or until beans are tender and reach desired consistency, stirring every 30 minutes. Add more reserved liquid as needed. Stir in salt before serving. Yield: 12 servings.
Originally published as Country French Beans in Light & Tasty February/March 2008, p61

Nutritional Facts

1/2 cup equals 164 calories, 2 g fat (trace saturated fat), 4 mg cholesterol, 116 mg sodium, 29 g carbohydrate, 10 g fiber, 10 g protein. Diabetic Exchange: 1-1/2 starch.

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