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Green Bean Sauté

A simple sauté that is well suited for a special meal, yet easy enough to make every day.

Recipe Source: Honoring the Gift of Heart Health Manual for American Indians and Native Alaskans
Prep time Cook time Yields Serving Size
5 minutes 15 minutes 4 servings ½ C


1½ C frozen green beans, thawed (canned beans will increase sodium content)

Nonfat cooking spray

1 small yellow onion, sliced

1 clove garlic, minced

4 Tbsp imitation bacon bits

¼ tsp cayenne pepper

calories 50
Total fat 1 g
Saturated fat 0 g
Cholesterol 0 mg
Sodium 136 mg
Total fiber 2 g
Protein 3 g
Carbohydrates 7 g
Calcium 41 mg
Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.


  • 1
    Steam green beans until they are tender, about 3 minutes.

  • 2
    While the beans are being steamed, spray a large skillet with cooking spray and sauté onion and garlic.

  • 3
    Stir in green beans, bacon bits, and cayenne pepper. Heat through.

  • 4
    Serve warm.

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