Sunny-Side Beans With Bacon Bits

By Gabby

This is adapted from the Fit2Me recipe Sunny-Side Beans.
You may want to add a dash of Tabasco or chili flakes if you like a little heat with your eggs. Or maybe a little Parmesan cheese sprinkled on top or some diced ham for a little added saltiness. It might even brighten up with a squeeze of fresh lemon or a sprinkle of fresh herbs.
The fun of the recipe is that you can make it your own by the flavors you choose.

Sunny-Side Beans With Bacon Bits
  • 1/2 cup water

  • 2 cans green beans or wax beans

  • 1 cup frozen baby Lima beans (or mixed veggies)

  • 1/4 cup minced onion

  • 4 tablespoons bacon bits

  • 2 tablespoons butter

  • 4 large eggs, at room temperature

  • Freshly ground pepper to taste

  1. Bring water to a boil in a medium saucepan. Add Lima beans. Reduce the heat to maintain a lively simmer and cook, uncovered, stirring occasionally, until heated thru 5 to 7 minutes. Stir in onion, bacon bits and butter. Remove from heat, cover and let stand until the butter is melted.

  2. In a large bowl, mix the heated beans and butter with the green beans and mix until coated. Empty the bean mixture in an 8x8 baking dish. Using a large spoon, make a 1/2-inch-deep well in the beans for each egg. Break an egg into each well.

  3. Bake until the egg whites are set, 15 to 30 minutes. Check after 15 minutes; if necessary, continue to bake, checking every minute or two, until the whites are set but the yolks are still liquid. Remove from the oven and let stand 5 minutes. Serve with a generous grinding of black pepper on top.

Nutritional Facts

Calories - 220
Total Fat - 14g
Saturated Fat - 6g
Sodium - 236mg
Carbohydrates - 13g
Fiber - 4g
Sugars - 5g
Protein - 12g

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1 reply

GabbyPA 2015-01-04 09:10:03 -0600 Report

I love eggs and veggies for breakfast and this recipe is nice. It's very flexible as well. You can use fresh green beans if you want, but you will need to cook them along with the lima beans. It's also good with a dollop of sour cream on top.