Long-Cooked Green Beans Recipe

Long-Cooked Green Beans Recipe
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Green Beans

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Green Beans

Here’s an easy and straightforward recipe for green beans. Bacon, some dried chile pepper, and chicken stock combine to add flavor to this simple side dish.

6
Servings
422
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 1  tablespoon  kosher salt, plus more for cooking beans
  • 4  pounds  green beans, preferably blue lake
  • 1  cup  extra-virgin olive oil
  • medium yellow onion, julienned
  • cloves garlic, smashed
  • One 2-inch piece of bacon
  • bay leaf
  • dried red chile pepper
  • 4  quarts  Chicken stock
  • 1/2  cup  balsamic vinegar

Directions

Bring a large pot of salted water to boil over high heat. Blanch the green beans for 10 minutes. Remove from the pot and strain.

In a separate large pot, heat ½ cup of the olive oil over medium heat until very hot but not smoking. Add the onion, garlic, bacon, bay leaf, and chile pepper. Cook just until soft, about 10 minutes. Add the green beans, salt, pepper, and enough chicken stock to cover. Add the vinegar and the remaining olive oil. Bring to a simmer over medium-low heat, cover with a lid and let cook for 30 minutes.

Remove from heat, strain any excess liquid, and serve immediately.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
34g
49%
Sugar
10g
11%
Saturated Fat
3g
13%
Carbohydrate, by difference
25g
19%
Protein
4g
9%
Vitamin A, RAE
1775µg
100%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
12mg
16%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
79µg
88%
Calcium, Ca
68mg
7%
Choline, total
57mg
13%
Fiber, total dietary
9g
36%
Fluoride, F
113µg
4%
Folate, total
55µg
14%
Iron, Fe
2mg
11%
Magnesium, Mg
48mg
15%
Niacin
1mg
7%
Phosphorus, P
116mg
17%
Selenium, Se
1µg
2%
Sodium, Na
83mg
6%
Water
287g
11%
Zinc, Zn
2mg
25%

Green Bean Shopping Tip

Legumes are high in a number of nutrients, especially protein and fiber – filling you up with relatively few calories.

Green Bean Cooking Tip

Beans are done when they can be easily mashed with a fork – make sure to test a few in case they have not cooked evenly.