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Sauteed Green Beans + My 3 Favourite St Patrick’s Day Recipes

This is Day 6 of the March Healthy Living/Fitness Blogger Blogging Challenge. Please feel free to join in and share your blog post in the comments below and visit the other blogs that have linked up. For a list of suggested topics, please visit this post.

This is a tough post for me – I’m not really much of a cook.  Now green beer?  Yeah, I can definitely handle that 🙂  So now that I told you I’m not much of a cook, I’ll share with you three of my most popular green/irish recipes:

  1. Green Beans Sauteed in Bacon Grease
  2. Green Monster Smoothie
  3. Beef and Guinness Irish Stew

Bacon Sauteed Green Beans

Beefy Bean Soup Mix in a Jar
Serves 10
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350 calories
46 g
28 g
6 g
28 g
2 g
394 g
1978 g
3 g
0 g
4 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
Amount Per Serving
Calories 350
Calories from Fat 56
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 6g
Saturated Fat 2g
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 3g
Cholesterol 28mg
Sodium 1978mg
Total Carbohydrates 46g
Dietary Fiber 15g
Sugars 3g
Protein 28g
Vitamin A
Vitamin C
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Jar Ingredients
  1. 1/2 cup(s) elbow macaroni
  2. 1 cup(s) green split peas
  3. 1 cup(s) lentils (any kind)
  4. 1 cup(s) pearl barley
  5. 1/2 cup(s) dried onion flakes
  6. 2 teaspoon(s) celery flakes
  7. 2 tablespoon(s) dried parsley
  8. 1 teaspoon(s) ground pepper
Soup Ingredients
  1. 1 pound(s) ground beef
  2. 12 cup(s) (3 quarts) beef broth
Mix Directions
  1. Wash and thoroughly dry a 1-quart, wide-mouth canning jar. Place the macaroni in a plastic sandwich bag.
  2. Layer the ingredients as level as possible in this order: split peas, lentils, pearl barley, onion flakes, celery flakes, parsley, pepper and bagged macaroni.
  3. Secure the lid and decorate the jar as desired. Be sure to attach the recipe for making the soup!
Soup Directions
  1. Coat a large pot or Dutch oven with cooking spray and warm over medium-high heat. Add beef and cook, stirring constantly, about 4 minutes, or until no pink remains. Drain off excess fat.
  2. Add broth and all of the jar ingredients (except the bag of macaroni) to the pot. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Reduce heat to low, cover and simmer for 30 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  3. Add macaroni and continue to simmer another 10 minutes, or until peas are tender and macaroni is cooked. Serve hot. Refrigerate any leftover soup in an airtight container for up to a week.
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Now it’s your turn… What is your favourite St. Patrick’s Day treat?


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  • Pepper
    March 14, 2014 at 5:59 pm

    Oh I didn’t even think about stew for next week, that may be fun to try making. Here is my blog post I shared 10 of my Green recipes: http://pepperscraps.com/2014/03/10-green-recipes-for-st-patricks-day/

  • Maddi @ Push Ups in Pennyloafers
    March 15, 2014 at 7:51 pm

    LOVE green smoothies! They’re the best 🙂

  • MrsCourtneyP
    March 17, 2014 at 2:45 pm

    I live and die for Irish stew! OMG! SO GOOD! Thanks for the recipe!!!!

    Happy St. Patty’s Day!!!!



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