Recipe by Kate
"My sister-in-law gave me this great, simple recipe. Green beans are sauteed in bacon fat, then tossed with toasted nuts and crumbled blue cheese. Very rich and quite fattening, but great for holidays!"
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fresh green beans, cut into 2 inch pieces
crumbled blue cheese
chopped walnuts, toasted
salt and pepper to taste
I almost skipped this recipe because of the 80% fat and high calories, but I'm so glad I didn't. It was terrific even with adjustments which reduced the fat to 54% (still high) and the calories by 2/3. Used 1 lb green beans for 4 servings, not 6. Steamed the beans in the microwave for 5 minutes, meanwhile cooked 2 slices of bacon. Poured off all but 1 tsp drippings and added 1 tsp canola oil. Deglazed the pan with 1 Tbsp balsamic vinegar. Stir fried the beans and 2 Tbsp walnuts for about 1 minute. Crumbled the bacon and 2 Tbsp blue cheese on top. Fabulous, rich flavor combination, definitely company quality, and ready in about 10 minutes.
I did not care for this recipe. Because they used bacon drippings, it made it taste sooo fatty and heavy. The taste from the bacon drippings was way to strong, I will not make this again
I used olive oil and feta cheese instead of bacon fat and blue cheese. Didn't measure, just browned some walnuts in the oil, threw in the steamed beans and heated through, added feta and served. This was un- believable! It was so delicious. My husband and two six-footer boys loved it. Not a scrap left.
This is absolutely WONDERFUL! The second time we made it, we substituted Feta for Bleu cheese (or some of each), sauteed the beans in olive oil/garlic rather than bacon grease, and used pecans instead of walnuts. Healthier, and just as good.
This was great! Fried up a couple pieces turkey bacon, then tossed the green beans in the pan (only had a tbs. or so of drippings so it wasn't too greasy or fatty) and cut the bacon into small pieces and tossed that in also. The blue cheese and walnuts really added great flavor and texture. Will definitely make this again.
This recipe was delicious!! I am not a big fan of green beans, but this was excellent. I added crumbled bacon on top! Thank You Kate!
Oh my gosh...these were absolutely delish! I would give it 10 stars if I could. It is amazing how such a simple recipe could have such depth of flavor. Great for a holiday or an elegant dinner party. Guess I already know what I will be bringing to Thanksgiving this year! Thanks Kate:)
This had a very sophisticated and elegant flavor...we really enjoyed the recipe.
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Green Beans with Blue Cheese
Serving Size: 1/6 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 6
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 185
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