Green Beans in Cider

Green Beans in Cider

I prepared this for Thanksgiving dinner in place of the traditional but heavy green bean casserole. It has a delicious, faintly sweet flavor.


79 calories; protein 3.2g; carbohydrates 13.3g; fat 1.4g; cholesterol 2.5mg; sodium 114.3mg.

prep:10 mins

cook:15 mins

total:25 mins

Servings:4

Yield:4 servings


Ingredients

  • 1 (16 ounce) package frozen green beans
  • ½ cup apple cider
  • ½ teaspoon olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons real bacon bits
  • ½ cup chopped onion
  • salt and ground black pepper to taste

How to Make It

1. Step

Combine green beans and cider in a microwave-safe bowl; cover with plastic wrap. Cook in microwave on high for 5 minutes; stir beans. Return to oven and cook until tender, 5 more minutes. Remove beans with a slotted spoon and transfer to a serving bowl; reserve cider.

2. Step

Heat olive oil in a small skillet over medium heat; cook and stir bacon bits and onion in the hot oil until onion is tender, 5 to 10 minutes. Pour cider from green beans into the skillet; simmer until liquid is reduced, 5 minutes.

3. Step

Spoon bacon mixture over green beans. Season with salt and black pepper.


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