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Green Beans with Smoked Turkey Bacon

I really like cooking with curry, and this is a wonderful slow cooker favorite of mine. Made with fresh green beans, turkey bacon and garbanzo beans, it has loads of flavor. Keep this recipe in mind especially for the summer when green beans are in abundance. It can be a main dish or a side dish. For vegetarians, eliminate the bacon. —Nancy Heishman, Las Vegas, Nevada
  • Total Time
    Prep: 25 min. Cook: 5 hours
  • Makes
    10 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 pounds fresh green beans, trimmed
  • 1 can (15 ounces) garbanzo beans or chickpeas, rinsed and drained
  • 1 large red onion, chopped
  • 1 large sweet red pepper, chopped
  • 8 turkey bacon strips, chopped
  • 1 can (15 ounces) crushed tomatoes
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh parsley
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 3 teaspoons curry powder
  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup minced fresh basil
  • 1-1/2 cups crumbled feta cheese

Directions

  • Place first 4 ingredients in a 6-qt. slow cooker. In a large nonstick skillet, cook bacon over medium heat until crisp, stirring occasionally. Add to slow cooker.
  • In a small bowl, mix tomatoes, lemon juice, parsley, garlic, curry, pepper and salt. Pour over bean mixture.
  • Cook, covered, on low 5-6 hours or until green beans are tender. Stir in basil. Top with cheese before serving.
Nutrition Facts
3/4 cup: 168 calories, 6g fat (3g saturated fat), 21mg cholesterol, 633mg sodium, 21g carbohydrate (7g sugars, 7g fiber), 9g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 starch, 1 medium-fat meat, 1 vegetable.
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