Easy Beans & Potatoes with Bacon Recipe
- 8 bacon strips, chopped
- 1-1/2 pounds fresh green beans, trimmed and cut into 2-inch pieces (about 4 cups)
- 4 medium potatoes, peeled and cut into 1/2-inch cubes
- 1 small onion, halved and sliced
- 1/4 cup reduced-sodium chicken broth
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon pepper
- 1. In a large skillet, cook bacon over medium heat until crisp, stirring occasionally. Remove to paper towels with a slotted spoon; drain, reserving 1 tablespoon drippings. Cover and refrigerate bacon until serving.
- 2. In a 5-qt. slow cooker, combine the remaining ingredients; stir in reserved drippings. Cover and cook on low for 6-8 hours or until potatoes are tender. Stir in bacon; heat through. Yield: 10 servings.
3/4 cup: 116 calories, 4g fat (1g saturated fat), 8mg cholesterol, 256mg sodium, 17g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 3g fiber), 5g protein Diabetic Exchanges: 1 starch, 1 fat.
Reviews for Easy Beans & Potatoes with Bacon
"One of my favorite dishes. Ate it growing up, eating it growing old."
"I make this on the stove. Only difference is I brown the onions in the tablespoon of bacon drippings. Yummy!"
"Very delicious! Preparation I found took longer than 15 minutes by the time I fried the bacon, peeled and chopped potatoes, snapped beans and sliced onions--more like 30 minutes! But the result was very good. I sent it to a potluck with my husband, reserving some for me. I know they will like it!"
"A NUMBER ONE !!!! MY GRANDMOTHER'S RECIPE FROM WAY BACK IN THE DAY !!!! MJH"
"I cooked on the stove top due to time constraints but it still turned out great!!"
"My family did this in pressure cooker. I am going to try it this way too. I know it will be delcious."
"I do the same thing, only cook on stove top and add more broth, then thicken with a little corn starch. Complete meal. Yum!"
"This is a variation of how my mother and grandmother made fresh green beans and new potatoes. They would cook this dish slowly on top the stove, using ham hocks instead of bacon. Since I work outside the home, I adapted it to the crockpot and always make at least once during garden season for fresh beans. Accompanied by sliced fresh tomatoes, it is the perfect economical meal."