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German-Style Green Beans

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 30 min.

Makes

6 servings

GRANDMOTHER often prepared her fresh green beans this way, and we much preferred them to plain buttered beans. This recipe goes back to before the 1920s and was a favorite dish of our family when I was growing up. -Lois Gelzer, Standish, Maine

Ingredients

  • 1-1/2 pounds fresh green beans, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 6 bacon strips
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Directions

  1. Place beans in a saucepan and cover with water; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and cook for 15-20 minutes or until tender.
  2. Meanwhile, in a skillet, cook bacon until crisp. Remove bacon and set aside. Saute onion in drippings until tender; remove with a slotted spoon. Drain beans; return to pan. Add onion, 1 tablespoon drippings, salt and pepper; heat through. Crumble the bacon; add to the beans and toss. Serve immediately.

Nutrition Facts

3/4 cup: 166 calories, 13g fat (5g saturated fat), 15mg cholesterol, 172mg sodium, 9g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 4g fiber), 4g protein.

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