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Blistered Green Beans

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  • Makes: 10 servings
  • Serving Size: 3/4 cup side dish serving
  • Yields: 7 cups
  • Prep: 20 mins
  • Cook: 15 mins

Blistered Green Beans



  1. For pickled shallots, in a small saucepan bring vinegar, water, shallots, sugar, and 1 teaspoon of the salt to simmering. Remove from heat and let stand until ready to use.
  2. In a very large skillet, cook bacon over medium heat for 6 to 8 minutes, until browned and crisp. Transfer to paper towels to drain, leaving fat in skillet. Add oil to fat in skillet and increase heat to high. Add beans, the remaining 1/2 teaspoon salt, and the pepper. Cook for 8 to 10 minutes, stirring occasionally, until beans are blistered and crisp tender. Stir in garlic and cook 1 to 2 minutes, stirring until garlic is browned. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Transfer beans to a serving platter, then top with cilantro, jalapeno, bacon, and drained pickled shallots.

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Wear gloves when handling hot peppers because volatile oils can burn skin and eyes. Wash immediately if hands touch seeds or membranes.

Nutrition Facts (Blistered Green Beans)

    Per serving:
  • 114 kcal cal.,
  • 8 g fat
  • (2 g sat. fat,
  • 1 g polyunsaturated fat,
  • 4 g monounsatured fat),
  • 8 mg chol.,
  • 432 mg sodium,
  • 9 g carb.,
  • 3 g fiber,
  • 4 g sugar,
  • 3 g pro.
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet



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