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ellen's purple green beans

(1 rating)
Recipe by
Ellen Gwaltney Bales
Indianapolis, IN

When I received purple beans instead of green ones I didn't know what to do with them until a JAP member told me that they were just like green beans and would turn green during cooking. So here is the result.

(1 rating)
yield 4 -6
prep time 15 Min
cook time 2 Hr
method Stove Top

Ingredients For ellen's purple green beans

  • 1 or 2 lb
    organic purple snap beans (or any type of green bean)
  • 3 slice
    bacon, uncooked
  • 1 sm
    onion, chopped
  • 1/2 tsp
  • 1/4 tsp
    black pepper
  • 1 tsp
    dried parsley flakes

How To Make ellen's purple green beans

  • 1
    Wash beans thoroughly and drain. Place in a large saucepan with enough water to cover the beans. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low.
  • 2
    Add bacon, onion, salt and pepper. Cover and simmer for 2 hours, making sure water covers beans and doesn't evaporate.

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