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Savory String Beans

I love making this dish when I can pick the beans right out of the garden and put them into the pot. The fresh taste is unbeatable. I've also made it with beans purchased at the store. Either way, you'll find this recipe a winner. There's no need for any extra seasonings at the table. —Ina Reed, Kingman, Arizona
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
  • Makes
    2 servings

Ingredients

  • 4 bacon strips
  • 2 cups fresh or frozen cut green beans (1-1/2-inch pieces)
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh basil or 2 teaspoons dried basil
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1/4 teaspoon dill seed
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/8 to 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper

Directions

  • In a skillet, cook bacon until crisp. Remove bacon; crumble and set aside. Drain, reserving 1 tablespoon drippings. Add beans, water, onion and seasonings to drippings; bring to a boil. Cook, uncovered, until beans are tender, 15-20 minutes. Discard bay leaf. Stir in bacon.
Nutrition Facts
1 cup: 179 calories, 12g fat (4g saturated fat), 20mg cholesterol, 458mg sodium, 12g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 5g fiber), 7g protein.

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