String Beans with Bacon prepared in a crockpot. Yes, ladies and gentlemen, a crockpot recipe with bacon that will knock your socks off if you love bacon.
When searching online for recipes that include bacon and vegetables, you often find oil as part of the list of ingredients. But why? And especially for this particular dish. There is absolutely no reason to add oil because bacon contains fat. The fat is also adds flavor to the green beans. Why not remove the oil?
Creating healthy habits should be a priority when cooking. String beans for example has many great health benefits and I would recommend to eat it at least several times a month.
Green beans, also known as string beans, or snap beans are the unripe fruit and protective pods of various bean plant. Many studies have suggested that if we increase consumption of plant foods like green beans then we decrease the risk of being obese. We also decrease our chances of having diabetes, and heart disease. There are many great sources online that provide further healthy information; don’t forget to do a little bit of research.
This particular recipe is fine but it needed to be tastier. I know many people refrain from eating processed foods. I get it! But if you can find alternative, if you take time to read labels, make conscious purchases, I am sure your stomach will thank you.
When shopping for string beans or green beans, the best option is to eliminate the idea of buying cans. String beans are better when they are fresh. When buying fresh green beans look for slender green pods that are free of bruises or brown spots. It not recommended to wash them prior to refrigerating. Unwashed fresh green beans can last up to 4 days if place in a reseal-able bag in the refrigerator. The best way to enjoy the beans is to remove the strings and ends if necessary and wash before using.
Green Beans can be boiled, fried steamed and baked. Because juicing is a trend and consuming your greens is a priority, green beans have also made it to the juicing list.
This recipe for String Beans with Bacon was taken from Food.com. I have been trying to use my crockpot more often and thought this would be a great idea to follow. The first time I made the recipe I did not like it at all. It was too greasy, salty and needed more flavor.
For my updated version, I used uncured bacon, added Mrs. Dash Original Spice, and lemon juice. So, no salt and no oil. This is the best choice and the best way to enjoy this dish in my opinion if you like bacon.
Hope you enjoy my updated recipe, and don’t forget to share your opinion.
- 1- pound fresh string bean cut into 1-inch lengths (OR leave whole, cut ends)
- 6 -8 slices of uncured bacon cut in small strips
- 1 tablespoon Mrs. Dash original
- 1 medium onion chopped
- 1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
- 2 – tablespoons water
- Fresh ground pepper to taste
- Cook on High for 4 hours
- fresh ground pepper
- Place half of the bacon at the bottom of the crockpot. Place the beans on top and the remainder of the bacon on top of the beans. Add the remaining ingredients on top of the bacon in crock pot. Stir. Cover and cook on low for 4 hours. If you have a large crock pot, you can double the recipe.
This is my updated version from