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Southern Green Beans with Apricots

Total Time

Prep: 15 min. Cook: 20 min.

Makes

8 servings

Green beans and apricots have become a family tradition. Enhanced with balsamic vinegar, this dish will make your taste buds pop. —Ashley Davis, Easley, South Carolina
Southern Green Beans with Apricots Recipe photo by Taste of Home

Ingredients

  • 2 pounds fresh green beans, trimmed
  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) chicken broth
  • 1/2 pound bacon strips, chopped
  • 1 cup dried apricots, chopped
  • 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon pepper

Directions

  1. Place beans and broth in a large saucepan. Bring to a boil. Cook, covered, until beans are crisp-tender, 4-7 minutes; drain.
  2. In a large skillet, cook bacon over medium heat until crisp, stirring occasionally. Remove with a slotted spoon; drain on paper towels. Discard all but 1 tablespoon drippings in pan.
  3. Add apricots to drippings; cook and stir over medium heat until softened. Add vinegar, salt, garlic powder, pepper and beans; cook and stir until beans are coated, 2-3 minutes longer. Sprinkle with bacon.

Nutrition Facts

3/4 cup: 149 calories, 6g fat (2g saturated fat), 12mg cholesterol, 464mg sodium, 21g carbohydrate (14g sugars, 5g fiber), 6g protein.

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