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    Mixed Beans With Bacon and Almonds

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    Kumquat the Cat's friend's Note:

    Posted for Zaar World Tour 2005. Although green beans have often been paired with either bacon or almonds, I've never seen a recipe for them both until I found one in a cookbook called The New Irish Table. They enhance one another quite nicely in this recipe, and it's very easy and quick to make. Imitation bacon has the smokey flavor of regular bacon, but fewer calories. I've included instructions (such as they are) for both. Butter beans and lima beans are from the same family. If you can't find frozen butter beans (favas), canned are fine but don't cook as long. They don't suggest browning the almonds, but you could do so in a 350F oven for 5 minutes or until visibly browned.

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    1. 1
      If using imitation bacon, use one of the methods included on the package to obtain the desired consistency (soft or crisp).
    2. 2
      If using regular bacon, cook in a small skillet over medium heat until crisp. Using a slotted spatula, transfer to paper towels to drain.
    3. 3
      Add the sugar snap peas and green beans to a large saucepan of salted boiling water and cook for 3-4 minutes. Drain, rinse in cold water, and drain again. Set aside.
    4. 4
      Cook the butter beans and lima beans in boiling salted water for about 8 minutes or until tender. Drain.
    5. 5
      Combine peas and beans in serving bowl, crumble bacon on top, and sprinkle with the almonds. Season with salt and pepper and drizzle with olive oil.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on February 22, 2009


      This knocked my socks off! This is so simple and delicious! I used vegetarian bacon (DH complained bitterly about fake bacon! Who cares?!) and I accidentally used sugar peas instead of sugar snap peas -- there is a difference! My grocer didn't carry frozen butter beans, so I used canned ones and added them at the last minute with all the heated beans; worked out great! I cannot sing enough praises for this recipe! This is a contender for my Best of 2009 recipes. Thanks, Kumquat the Cat's friend! Made for Vegetarian Recipe Swap.

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    • on June 15, 2008


      A great recipe to try. I chose to use the real bacon in ours. I am tempted to try using imitation bacon the next time to see how good this comes out. Will be making this dish again. Thanks for posting this recipe for us all to try.

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    • on April 27, 2008


      Made this recipe as written & the result was a GREAT TASTING bean dish! Have never used butter beans before & seldom have limas, but the combination of all made for an interesting bean dish, while the addition of the bacon AND almonds was wonderful! Most enjoyable & definitely a keeper! [Tagged, made & reviewed in the Please Review My Recipe cooking game]

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    Nutritional Facts for Mixed Beans With Bacon and Almonds

    Serving Size: 1 (204 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 6

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 194.5
    Calories from Fat 54
    Total Fat 6.0 g
    Saturated Fat 0.7 g
    Cholesterol 0.0 mg
    Sodium 206.7 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 27.3 g
    Dietary Fiber 9.1 g
    Sugars 4.1 g
    Protein 9.6 g

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