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Escarole with Bacon and White Beans Recipe

Looking for an easy Escarole with Bacon and White Beans recipe? Learn how to make Escarole with Bacon and White Beans using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by goodkittie

Makes 4 servings



Branch out by trying escarole, a pleasantly bitter selection that contains more fiber than other common salad greens. It works in both raw and cooked applications; here its earthiness complements the creamy beans and smoky bacon. It's also great in soups--toss a handful of chopped escarole into your favorite recipe during the last 10 to 15 minutes of cooking.

Recipe Ingredients for Escarole with Bacon and White Beans

2 strips bacon, chopped
1 cup chopped onion
1 garlic clove, thinly sliced
6 cups chopped escarole (about 2 [8-ounce] heads)
1 teaspoon sugar
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
14 ounce fat-free, less-sodium chicken broth
16 ounce cannellini beans or other white beans, rinsed and drained

Recipe Directions for Escarole with Bacon and White Beans

Cook bacon in a large saucepan over medium heat until crisp. Remove bacon from pan with a slotted spoon, reserving 2 teaspoons drippings in pan; set bacon aside. Add onion to drippings in pan; cook 12 minutes or until golden brown, stirring occasionally. Add garlic; cook 2 minutes, stirring frequently. Add escarole, and cook for 2 minutes or until escarole wilts, stirring frequently. Add sugar, salt, pepper, and chicken broth; cook 15 minutes or until escarole is tender, stirring occasionally. Add beans; cook for 2 minutes or until thoroughly heated. Sprinkle with bacon.
Categories

Beans, Main Dish

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 328.2g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
461
Calories from Fat
45
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
5.0g
8%
Saturated Fat
1.4g
7%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
10mg
3%
Sodium
596mg
25%
Potassium
1930mg
55%
Total Carbohydrates
74.7g
25%
Dietary Fiber
31.1g
124%
Sugars
4.9g
Protein
31.9g
Vitamin A 33% Vitamin C 20%
Calcium 21% Iron 56%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
A
  Good points
  • Low in saturated fat
  • Low in cholesterol
  • Very high in dietary fiber
  • High in iron
  • High in manganese
  • High in phosphorus
  • High in potassium
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