by Gale Compton
Southern Style Green Beans have never tasted so good, and with this Skinny Ms. Recipe, they’re healthier than ever! Replacing that fatty ham hock with garden-fresh herbs turned this high calorie dish into a nourishing plate that everyone will enjoy.
Slow cooker southern style green beans are our cleaner version of a southern classic. With only 37 calories per serving, you can feel at ease when asking for seconds. Of course, there are those that may miss that meaty taste. If you are one of these people, you can add 3 tablespoons of bacon drippings to the recipe, but remember this will increase the calorie count as well.
In the South, people like to cook their veggies all day long, making them nice and tender. This recipe does just that! Eight hours of simmering and your beans will taste like the old South! Best of all, like most slow cooker recipes, this is a “set it and forget it” option.
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Minimum Slow Cooker Size: 5 quarts Servings: 16 | Serving Size: ½ Cup | Previous Points: 0 | Points Plus: 1 | Calories: 37 | Total Fat: 1 gm | Saturated Fats: 0 gm | Trans Fats: 0 gm | Cholesterol: 0 mg | Sodium: 101 mg | Carbohydrates: 6 gm | Dietary Fiber: 2 gm | Sugars: 1 gm | Protein: 2 gm Nutritional Information estimated at Nutritiondata.com. Data may not be accurate.
- 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
- 1 yellow onion, diced
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 tablespoon freshly chopped basil
- 1 teaspoon black pepper
- 2 pounds fresh or frozen snap green beans, rinsed and strings removed
- 1 medium potato, peeled, diced
- 3 cups vegetable broth (or chicken broth), low-sodium, fat-free
- Kosher or sea salt to taste
In a medium skillet saute onion and garlic on medium-low heat until tender, about 4 minutes. Add sauteed onion and garlic along with all other ingredients to the slow cooker. Recommend 5-7 quart slow cooker.
Cover and cook on low 8 hours. Cooking time may vary depending on how tender you like your green beans. Southern style green beans are typically cooked until they are falling apart.
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