MARYLAND HEIGHTS, MO (KTVI)- The SSM DePaul Health Center staff will treat coworkers, patients and visitors to soul food and a Black History Month lesson. For the past 10 years, the hospital has celebrated African-American history with song, dance, education, and a treat in the cafeteria. Chefs and cooks pride themselves on preparing African-American cuisine in a healthy way.
Over the years, Soul Food had gotten the reputation of being fattening and unhealthy. But with a few tweaks to a recipe, the food could truly nourish your body and soul.
Here is a recipe for Southern Barbecue Green Beans
Makes four 4-oz. portions
1 oz. Bacon-22-26 Slices Diced 1/4"
1 oz. Onions-Yellow, Fresh Diced 1/4"
1 oz. Ketchup, Bulk, Canned
3 oz. Light Brown Sugar Volume
2 tsp. Worcestershire Sauce
10 oz. Fresh Green Beans
1) In a skillet, brown bacon and onion until fat is rendered. Do not drain.
2) Stir in ketchup, sugar and Worcestershire sauce. Bring to a simmer. Simmer for 2 to 3 minutes. Remove from heat.
3) Steam green beans until tender. Drain well. Place 4 lb beans in each 2" half pan. Spread 3 1/2 cups sauce over beans. Do not mix. Bake, uncovered, in a 325 degree F. oven for 10 minutes or until topping is sightly crispy and brown. CCP-- Minimum internal temperature should be 155 degrees F. or above. CCP-- Hold hot (140 degrees F. or above) for service.
4) Shelf Life: If left over, do not reuse.
For more information on Soul Food Day, visit SSMHealth.com/DePaul.