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Chud
Tue, Dec-02-03, 12:42
Bacon-Smothered Green Beans


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servings: 8



Ingredients:
1 1/2 lbs. of haricot verts or thin green beans, trimmed 1/2 lbs. bacon, cut into 1/2 inch pieces 5 Shallots, minced (about a cup) 1 Clove of garlic, minced 1 Tablespoon of all-purpose flour 1 Cup of chicken broth 1/2 Teaspoon of sherry wine 1/2 Teaspoon of sea salt 1/2 Teaspoon of black pepperDirections:
Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil and add the beans. Cook until just tender. About 2-5 minutes. Meanwhile, fill a bowl with ice water. When the beans are finished cooking, drain them and transfer to the ice water bath to stop the cooking process. When cool, drain them and put aside. In a 12" skillet over medium-high heat, render the bacon until crisp and set aside on a paper towel. To the skillet add the shallots and garlic and cook until translucent, about 2 minutes. Stir in the flour and cook for about 2 minutes Add the broth, sherry, salt, and pepper. Cook for about 3-5 minutes until thickened. Add the green beans and toss while cooking, about 3-5 minutes. Sprinkle with bacon bits that were set aside and serve5g. protien
17g. fat
10g carbs
3g fiber
3g sugar
466mg sodium

sunspine17
Tue, Dec-02-03, 13:12
This is EXCELLENT! DH makes a very similar version (no sherry, no flour) and it is to die for. His original recipe included potatoes so he would never make this because I was LC'ing. Then on day he figured out that if he removed the potatoes, I could eat it. GOOD STUFF! We have it all the time.

Chud
Tue, Dec-02-03, 13:25
This is EXCELLENT! DH makes a very similar version (no sherry, no flour) and it is to die for. His original recipe included potatoes so he would never make this because I was LC'ing. Then on day he figured out that if he removed the potatoes, I could eat it. GOOD STUFF! We have it all the time.Hi Sun,

You are so right, I love to make this recipe. Who is DH? Does he use a substitute thickener? I don't mind the flour in there because it comes out to 7 carbs per serving after you take away the fiber count. I know 7 is a lot for some peeps on here but since I workout every day, I can get away with it. If I can find a good substitute for the flour I would do it in a heart beat though. Thank you again for replying. Hope to run into you more on here. :)

Cheers,


Chud

Rachelle
Tue, Dec-02-03, 13:29
Yummy sounding recipe Chud... I will have to try it.. I love shallots.. and i haven't really had a good recipe for green beans.. so I haven't been eating them.. but i will go for this...

I do have a can of Atkin's bake mix... do you suppose that would sub well?? I haven't even opened it yet.. guess i should huh?

sunspine17
Tue, Dec-02-03, 14:15
DH= dear husband-- or damn husband depending on what kind of mood I'm in :)

He does not use any thickener but he uses less liquid so it's not too watery. I've just discovered xantham gum as a thickener (used it for the turkey gravy-- AWESOME! No carbs!). Maybe next time I'll ask him to use more broth and well try to thicken it with that. It seems like it would be really good with a little more sauce to it.

Chud
Tue, Dec-02-03, 15:05
Yummy sounding recipe Chud... I will have to try it.. I love shallots.. and i haven't really had a good recipe for green beans.. so I haven't been eating them.. but i will go for this...

I do have a can of Atkin's bake mix... do you suppose that would sub well?? I haven't even opened it yet.. guess i should huh?
Not sure on that one Rach. I have never tried Atkins bake mix but if you try it, let us know the outcome.

Cheers,


Chud

Chud
Tue, Dec-02-03, 15:06
DH= dear husband-- or damn husband depending on what kind of mood I'm in :)

He does not use any thickener but he uses less liquid so it's not too watery. I've just discovered xantham gum as a thickener (used it for the turkey gravy-- AWESOME! No carbs!). Maybe next time I'll ask him to use more broth and well try to thicken it with that. It seems like it would be really good with a little more sauce to it.
Karen mentioned xantham gum. Where can I find that so I can experiment with it?

Chud

Wynter
Tue, Dec-02-03, 15:17
I found mine in a local nutrition store... been seeing it around in specialty food grocery stores as well.

Good luck!
Wynter

Chud
Tue, Dec-02-03, 16:06
I found mine in a local nutrition store... been seeing it around in specialty food grocery stores as well.

Good luck!
Wynter
Kewl, thanx Wynter! There is a health food store real close to me I can check.

Cheers,


Chud

sunspine17
Tue, Dec-02-03, 16:12
Also, don't know if you have a Whole Foods in your area but that's where I found mine.

Chud
Tue, Dec-02-03, 16:45
Also, don't know if you have a Whole Foods in your area but that's where I found mine.
When I was working for Broadwing in Austin Texas, there was a Whole Foods there that I use to frequent quit heavily. That place rocks! Wish we could get one here in New Orleans. :(


Cheers,


Chud

windy
Tue, Dec-02-03, 18:36
Hey Chud I use Thicken Thin not/Starch thickener. I order it from the Atkins catalog. It is pricey but goes a long way. It counts out as no carbs per serving.

I like it and to have gravy with it is great.

Linda

Chud
Wed, Dec-03-03, 12:24
Hey Chud I use Thicken Thin not/Starch thickener. I order it from the Atkins catalog. It is pricey but goes a long way. It counts out as no carbs per serving.

I like it and to have gravy with it is great.

LindaHi Linda,

Thanx for the reply. I have heard about Thicken Thin from a couple of other people who really like it as well. Never knew I was going to have so many low carb choices. :D Tis a good thing.

Thanx again,


Chud