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    Southern Style Green Beans the Porkless Way

    Southern Style Green Beans the Porkless Way. Photo by mary winecoff

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    50 mins

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    35 mins

    sassafrasnanc's Note:

    In a search for a healthier way to cook those delicious green beans like my grandmother made I devised a recipe that will almost fool you! Of course you can always throw in some salt pork or bacon if you aren't watching your fat intake. These really are delicious and there's never a bean left in the bottom of the pot. The prep time included prepping the green beans.

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    1. 1
      Cook all ingredients except butter in large heavy pot over medium heat until mixture is simmering.
    2. 2
      Reduce heat and simmer, covered. Cook for at least 20 minutes.
    3. 3
      When beans are tender and have reached desired tenderness (Southerners eat them VERY overcooked :( ). Remove from stove and add butter.
    4. 4
      Stir to coat again and serve hot! YUMMY!

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on February 23, 2012


      These were spicy and quite good. I used less butter, salt and red pepper flakes. We don't like our veggies too soft, so I skipped the water and steamed the beans and added them to the onions/garlic that I sauteed. I used a red onion and it paired nicely with the balsamic. Very good flavors here. I think bacon, goat cheese or pine nuts (or all three!) would also be great with these.

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    • on July 30, 2008


      I loved the broth that these beans are cooked in...much healthier than when I cook them with bacon grease. I used a mixture of yellow and green beans. I still cooked them to death (because this is the way we like them down south). My boys liked them...they still wanted their grease though. Thanks for sharing. Made for Beverage Tag.

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    Nutritional Facts for Southern Style Green Beans the Porkless Way

    Serving Size: 1 (198 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 4

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 132.2
    Calories from Fat 57
    Total Fat 6.3 g
    Saturated Fat 3.7 g
    Cholesterol 15.2 mg
    Sodium 1211.0 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 18.3 g
    Dietary Fiber 6.1 g
    Sugars 8.2 g
    Protein 4.2 g

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