WW Recipe of the Day: Slow Cooker Creole-Style Green Beans
Green beans were on sale, buy-one-get-one-free, the day I shopped for the ingredients to make my Slow Cooker Green Bean Casserole.
So, naturally, I grabbed two bags when I only needed one.
What is it about FREE stuff that makes it so alluring?
After my success making green bean casserole in the slow cooker, I decided to try again with creole-style green beans.
I adapted the recipe for these creole green beans from Fix-It and Forget-It Big Cookbook: 1400 Best Slow Cooker Recipes (affiliate link) by Phyllis Pellman Good.
As soon as I saw the recipe, I thought back to my original Weight Watchers days back in the early 1990s, when canned green beans topped with salsa (which I could eat for FREE) became a mainstay of my diet.
To make the recipe lighter, healthier and more WW friendly, I used 2 teaspoons of olive oil instead of ¼ cup butter and decreased the brown sugar to 1 tablespoon.
The green beans turned out full of flavor and even managed to retain some crunch.
Both Rod and I gave them an enthusiastic thumbs up.
How Many Calories and WW Points in these Green Beans?
Close-but-not-quite FREE, each half cup serving has 54 calories and:
1 *SmartPoints (Green plan)
1 *SmartPoints (Blue plan)
1 *SmartPoints (Purple plan)
1 *PointsPlus (Old plan)
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I say eat these yummy creole style green beans to your heart's content! We don't end up in Weight Watchers because we ate too many green beans 🙂
If you skip the brown sugar, these creole style slow cooker green beans will work for WW Simply Filling. Enjoy!
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Creole Style Slow Cooker Green Beans Recipe
- 1 pound green beans, trimmed and cut into 1-inch lengths (about 4 cups)
- ¾ cup finely chopped onion
- ½ cup salsa (use your favorite mild, medium or hot)
- 1 tablespoon brown sugar
- 2 teaspoons olive oil
- ½ teaspoon garlic salt, optional (I like Jane's Crazy Mixed UP salt)
- Ideal slow cooker size: 2-Quart.
- Coat your slow cooker with non-stick cooking spray.
- Combine the green beans, onion, salsa, brown sugar, olive oil and garlic salt in the slow cooker.
- Cover and cook on LOW 3 to 4 hours, or longer, until the green beans reach desired tenderness. (This is a good way to prepare green beans if you like them a little crunchy.)
Source: Fix-It and Forget-It Big Cookbook: 1400 Best Slow Cooker Recipes (affiliate link) by Phyllis Pellman Good.
*Points® calculated by WW. *PointsPlus® and SmartPoints® calculated by Simple Nourished Living; Not endorsed by Weight Watchers International, Inc. All recipe ingredients except optional items included in determining nutritional estimates. SmartPoints® values calculated WITHOUT each plan's ZeroPoint Foods (Green plan, Blue plan, Purple plan) using the WW Recipe Builder.
If you like spicy slow cooker green beans you might also like:
- Green Beans with Ground Pork (Simple-Nourished-Living)
- Miso Sesame Green Beans (Simple-Nourished-Living)
- Slow Cooker Green Bean Casserole (Simple-Nourished-Living)
- Slow Cooker Southern Style Green Beans (SkinnyMs)
Martha is the founder and main content writer for Simple-Nourished-Living.
A longtime lifetime WW at goal, she is committed to balancing her love of food and desire to stay slim while savoring life and helping others do the same.
She is the author of the Smart Start 28-Day Weight Loss Challenge.
A huge fan of the slow cooker and confessed cookbook addict, when she's not experimenting in the kitchen, you're likely to find Martha on her yoga mat.
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