Green Beans and Pears with Bacon

Green Beans and Pears with Bacon


"This recipe comes from Hamburg, Germany where it's called 'Bohnen und Birnen mit Speck.' It's a delicious variation of a traditional dish."
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55 m servings 207 cals
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Original recipe yields 4 servings


  • Calories:
  • 207 kcal
  • 10%
  • Fat:
  • 8 g
  • 12%
  • Carbs:
  • 27.6g
  • 9%
  • Protein:
  • 9.4 g
  • 19%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 20 mg
  • 7%
  • Sodium:
  • 539 mg
  • 22%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
  • (-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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  1. Cook the bacon in a large, deep skillet over medium-high heat, stirring occasionally, until partially cooked but not brown, 5 to 6 minutes; drain on paper towels.
  2. Combine the drained bacon, green beans, and pears in a large saucepan; pour enough water over the mixture to cover. Bring to a boil; reduce the heat to low and simmer until cooked and tender, about 30 minutes.
  3. Remove from the pan to a serving dish with a slotted spoon, draining excess water. Season with salt and pepper to serve.


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be very sure to follow the directions on the bacon, makes a big difference

What a delightful dish. It was the hit of my Sunday night dinner. There is not a single thing I would change.

Great alternative to boring green bean dishes.

Very tasty! I acquired a bunch of free Bosc pears and had to figure out how to incorporate them into my dinner before they went bad. I cooked up some tofu to a bacon-like consistency and flavo...

it was okay. needed more flavor.

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