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Holiday Green Beans


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  • 2 3/4 pounds green beans trimmed, and strings removed
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 3 tablespoons heavy cream
  • 3 tablespoons finely-chopped mushrooms (your variety choice)
  • 1/4 cup walnuts coarsly chopped
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons freshly-chopped scallions
  • Salt to taste
  • Garlic to taste
  • 3 slices bacon cooked, crumbled


Servings 8


Step 1

In a 4 1/2-quart saucepan, bring 2 quarts of water to a rolling boil. Add green beans. When the water returns to a boil, cook green beans for 5 minutes. Drain water from beans. Set aside.

In the same saucepan, add butter, cream, walnuts, scallions, garlic and salt. Heat to a small boil, stirring constantly. Heat until slightly thick. Return beans to pan and heat thoroughly. Top with bacon just before serving.

This recipe yields 8 servings; 3 carb grams per serving.

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