Green Beans and Bacon

Bacon lends a smoky note to this colorful medley of carrots and green beans.

Green Beans and Bacon
20 mins
  • 7 slices bacon
  • 2 9 ounce package frozen whole green beans, thawed
  • 6 medium carrots, cut into 3- to 4-inch-long sticks
  • 2 tablespoons margarine or butter
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
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Cook bacon in a large skillet, uncovered, over medium heat for 8 to 10 minutes or just until crisp, turning occasionally. Remove bacon, reserving drippings; drain bacon on paper towels.
Drain all but 2 tablespoons of the bacon drippings from the skillet. Add green beans, carrots, margarine or butter, and garlic. Stir-fry over medium-high heat about 5 minutes or until vegetables are crisp-tender.
Crumble bacon. Stir pepper into vegetable mixture. Remove from heat. Transfer to a serving bowl. Top with crumbled bacon. Makes 8 side-dish servings.

Make Ahead Tip

  • Up to 24 hours ahead, prepare carrot strips; cover and chill until needed.

nutrition information

Per Serving: cal. (kcal) 127, Fat, total (g) 9, chol. (mg) 8, sat. fat (g) 3, carb. (g) 10, fiber (g) 2, pro. (g) 3, vit. A (RE) 1381, vit. C (mg) 8, sodium (mg) 165, calcium (mg) 30, iron (mg) 1, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
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