Sautéed green beans with mushrooms

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PREP TIME

15 min

Makes

4 servings

* PLUS Cooking time: 13 minutes

Ingredients

  • 500 g green beans
  • 4 slices bacon , optional
  • olive oil
  • 250-g pkg sliced button mushrooms , about 2 cups
  • 2 tbsp water
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • pinch ground black pepper

Instructions

  • Trim beans. Slice bacon crosswise into thick pieces. Cook bacon in a large wide saucepan set over medium-high heat. Stir often until crisp, 5 minutes. Remove bacon to a paper towel. Add mushrooms to hot bacon fat. If not using bacon, however, lightly oil pan. When hot, add mushrooms. Stir often, adding more oil, if needed, until mushrooms are lightly browned, 3 to 4 minutes. Add beans. Drizzle in water. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Cover. Stir occasionally until beans are tender, 5 to 7 minutes. Remove from heat. Stir in bacon. Great with Turkey Roll With Prosciutto Stuffing (also in the Recipe File).

Nutrition (per serving)

  • Calories
  • 55,
  • Protein
  • 2.7 g,
  • Carbohydrates
  • 9.7 g,
  • Fat
  • 1.6 g,
  • Fibre
  • 3.2 g,
  • Sodium
  • 147 mg.

Fresh green beans are a crowd-pleasing side dish. They’re fast-cooking, and the vibrant colour brightens up the table. They’re even better when cooked with the ultimate combo: bacon and mushrooms! Double the recipe for a crowd.