Kathy, you may recognize this recipe!
It does use sugar, but a small amount (adds only 12g carb to the whole recipe), and has a nice effect on the flavor, so for me it's worthwhile. But the sugar can probably be replaced by Splenda or left out entirely. It is high sodium though since it uses canned beans, although I have seen a variant with fresh beans, salted water (but less salt than the canned version) and a longer cooking time.
250g raw bacon (half a package) OR 1 package (about 10 slices) of the pre-cooked microwave bacon
2x 14oz (398 mL) cut green beans
1 tablespoon sugar
pepper to taste
Cut the bacon into small pieces. If using uncooked bacon, fry it off in a largeish saucepan. If using cooked bacon, skip to next step.
Add in both cans of green beans, liquid and all. If using cooked bacon, add at this point. Add pepper and sugar, mix well.
Bring to a boil. Reduce heat, cover and simmer, ideally 30-45 minutes or more. The longer you simmer, the better the flavor.
OH and I split this between the two of us and eat it all (it's that good!) but in all honesty this makes a large amount of beans, probably more like 3-4 servings for more reasonable people. That makes the carb count per serving 7-10g.