Long-Cooked Green Beans Recipe

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Long-Cooked Green Beans Recipe
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
695
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
  • 1 medium yellow onion, julienned
  • 4 cloves garlic, smashed
  • One 2-inch piece of bacon
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 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.

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.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
46g
71%
Sugar
24g
N/A
Saturated Fat
8g
39%
Cholesterol
22mg
7%
Protein
23g
46%
Carbs
50g
17%
Vitamin A
117µg
13%
Vitamin B6
0.9mg
45.8%
Vitamin C
51mg
85%
Vitamin E
7mg
33%
Vitamin K
68µg
85%
Calcium
148mg
15%
Fiber
9g
35%
Folate (food)
137µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
137µg
34%
Iron
5mg
28%
Magnesium
109mg
27%
Monounsaturated
31g
N/A
Niacin (B3)
13mg
63%
Phosphorus
310mg
44%
Polyunsaturated
6g
N/A
Potassium
1403mg
40%
Riboflavin (B2)
0.9mg
51.6%
Sodium
1913mg
80%
Thiamin (B1)
0.5mg
33.5%
Zinc
2mg
12%