Category Archives: Green Beans

Green Bean Recipes

Tuna Casserole

The Ingredients:

4 – 5 oz cans Tuna, packed in water, drained

6 oz. Fresh Green Beans, cut in 3rds

12 oz Cauliflower, cooked and chopped, about 2 cups

3 oz. Onions, diced

3 stalks Celery, chopped, 4 oz.

4 1/2 oz. Mushrooms, sliced

4 Tbsp Butter

8 oz. Marscapone or Cream Cheese

1/2 c. Heavy Cream

8 oz. Cheddar Cheese, shredded

2 tsp. Salt

What to Do:

Pre-heat oven to 375*

Cover green beans with water, boil for 10 minutes and drain.

Melt butter in a large saucepan over med-high heat. Add mushrooms, onions, celery and saute for about 5 minutes. Stir in marscapone or cream cheese, heavy cream, salt, green beans and cauliflower. Stir well and heat through, add tuna and mix thoroughly.

Pour into a 9×13″ casserole dish and spread evenly. Top with shredded cheese and bake uncovered for 25-30 minutes until cheese is golden and bubbly.

Makes 8 servings.

I served this over spaghetti squash as shown above in the photo.

Nutritional Information:

Sodium: 1028 mg     Fat: 36.44 g     Total carbs: 6.21 g     Fiber: 1.8 g          NetCarbs: 4.41 g     VeggieNetCarbs: 2.75 g     Protein: 21.88 g     Calories: 437

Beef Stew

The Ingredients:

1 1/2 lbs Beef steak or Stew meat, cut into cubes  (I had 27.5 oz)

10 oz. Green Bans, fresh, cut in thirds

5 Green Onions/Scallions (2.8 oz)

1 small Onion, chopped (5.1 oz)

5 stalks Celery, chopped (6.8 oz)

6 small Turnips, peeled and chopped into large pieces (22.7 oz)

4 c. Beef Broth

2 tsp. Salt

1 tsp. black Pepper

1 tsp. Oregano, dried leaves

1/2 tsp. Thyme, dried

1 Bay leaf

3 c. Cauliflower, cook it and mash it

What to Do:

Put everything except cauliflower into a large crock pot, cover and cook on low for 10 hours.

After cooking is done, stir in the mashed cauliflower and serve.

Makes 10 servings.

Nutritional Information:

Sodium: 720 mg     Fat: 15.41 g     Total Carbs: 10.69 g     Fiber: 3.7 g     NetCarbs: 6.99 g     Veggie Net Carbs: 6.5 g     Protein: 17.16 g     Calories: 247

Green Beans with Bacon & Walnuts

The Ingredients:

8 oz. bag of French Green/String Beans, fresh (there was 8.9 oz in my bag)

4 sliced Bacon, cut into 1/2″ pieces

1 oz. chopped Walnuts

What to Do:

Bring 1 c. water to boil in a med pot add pinch of salt.

Cut beans into thirds and add to boiling water, cover and cook 6 minutes, drain well.

Fry bacon until crisp over med to med-high heat, stir in drained beans and walnuts and toss well to coat.

Makes 3 servings

Sodium: 297mg     Fat: 22.01g     Fiber: 3.5g     Net Carbs: 4.02g          VeggieNetCarbs: 3.13g     Protein: 7.03g     Calories: 248

Ratios:  Carbohydrate: 12%     Fat: 80%     Protein: 8%

Bacon Green Beans Almondine

The Ingredients:

4 Slices Bacon, cut into 1/2″ pieces

2 – 14 1/2 oz cans of French Cut Green Beans, drained well

2 oz. Natural Sliced Almonds

1 tsp. Bacon Grease

2 Wedges of Laughing Cow Cheese

What to Do:

Fry bacon in large pan until crisp, add extra bacon grease to pan, stir in green beans and warm through.

Add the Laughing Cow Cheese and stir until melted and creamy

Stir in Almonds.

Makes 4 servings

Sodium: 351mg     Fat: 22.17g     Fiber: 5.0g     Net Carbs: 5.33       VeggieNetCarbs: 3.59g     Protein: 8.81g     Calories: 267

Ratios: Carbohydrate: 15%     Fat: 75%     Protein: 10%