Zippy Green Beans Recipe
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Zippy Green Beans Recipe

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A sweet-and-sour sauce makes fresh green beans a little special. The tangy treatment for this everyday vegetable dresses them up nicely, so they complement most any meal. —Suzanne McKinley of Lyons, Georgia
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES: 6 servings

Ingredients

  • 4 cups fresh or frozen green beans, cut into 2-inch pieces
  • 2 bacon strips, diced
  • 1 medium onion, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 cup white wine or apple juice
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 3 tablespoons tarragon vinegar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 1 tablespoon cold water

Nutritional Facts

One serving (3/4 cup) equals 98 calories, 2 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 3 mg cholesterol, 140 mg sodium, 16 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 2 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 vegetable, 1/2 fruit, 1/2 fat.

Directions

  1. Place beans in a saucepan and cover with water; bring to a boil. Cook, uncovered, for 8-10 minutes or until crisp-tender.
  2. Meanwhile, in a large nonstick skillet, cook bacon over medium heat until crisp. Remove with a slotted spoon to paper towels. Drain, reserving 1 teaspoon drippings. In the same skillet, saute onion until tender. Stir in the wine, sugar, vinegar and salt.
  3. Combine cornstarch and cold water until smooth; add to the skillet. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Drain beans; top with onion mixture. Sprinkle with bacon; toss to coat. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Zippy Green Beans in Light & Tasty October/November 2001, p27

Nutritional Facts

One serving (3/4 cup) equals 98 calories, 2 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 3 mg cholesterol, 140 mg sodium, 16 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 2 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 vegetable, 1/2 fruit, 1/2 fat.

This recipe pairs well with a full-bodied white wine.

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Reviewed Nov. 16, 2011

very good i added mushrooms when cooking the onions. Delicious!!

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