Southern Green Beans with Apricots
Total TimePrep: 15 min. Cook: 20 min.
- 2 pounds fresh green beans, trimmed
- 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) chicken broth
- 1/2 pound bacon strips, chopped
- 1 cup dried apricots, chopped
- 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
- 3/4 teaspoon salt
- 3/4 teaspoon garlic powder
- 3/4 teaspoon pepper
- Place beans and broth in a large saucepan. Bring to a boil. Cook, covered, until beans are crisp-tender, 4-7 minutes; drain.
- In a large skillet, cook bacon over medium heat until crisp, stirring occasionally. Remove with a slotted spoon; drain on paper towels. Discard drippings, reserving 1 tablespoon drippings in pan.
- Add apricots to drippings; cook and stir over medium heat until softened. Stir in vinegar, salt, garlic powder, pepper and beans; cook and stir until beans are coated, 2-3 minutes longer. Sprinkle with bacon.
Nutrition Facts3/4 cup: 149 calories, 6g fat (2g saturated fat), 12mg cholesterol, 464mg sodium, 21g carbohydrate (14g sugars, 5g fiber), 6g protein.
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Aug 3, 2017
Always looking for another way to serve green beans and I just found a new favorite. With green beans fresh out of the garden, this is a wonderful side dish!
May 14, 2016
Greatly enjoyed this side dish! The crunch of the al dente beans (that I cut instead of keeping whole), sweet & sour of the dried apricots, smokiness of the bacon, tartness of the vinegar and the combination of spices made this a palate pleasing recipe. It's definitely a keeper!