Thursday, December 17, 2009

Brown Sugar and Pecan Glazed Green Beans

This fabulous green bean recipe was given to me by my co-worker, Jessica.  She told me about these incredible string beans her boyfriend made for her.  I told her to please get me the recipe.  So, she immediately called her boyfriend and wrote down the recipe for me.  This is why I love the sharing of recipes.  Not only do I get to try new things and expand my recipe box, I get to share what I enjoy with all of you.

These green beans were really, really good.  I will definitely be making these over and over again.  We had them with grilled ham steaks and the green beans went perfectly with it.  

If you are looking for a special side dish for your Christmas or New Years dinner, then I would highly recommend these "dressed up" string beans.

Brown Sugar and Pecan Glazed Green Beans
Recipe made by Jamie (Mom's Cooking Club), recipe provided by co-worker, Source Unknown

Serves 4


1/2 lb. green beans, cut in half
1 small red onion, sliced in rings (I used about 1/2 cup sliced)
1/3 cup pecans, chopped in large pieces
3 tablespoons butter
3 tablespoons brown sugar
3 tablespoons orange juice
1 tablespoon dijon mustard
1/2 teaspoon salt


Boil green beans in water for 8 minutes.  Drain and set aside.
In small skillet, saute onion and pecans in butter until onion is tender.
Mix brown sugar, orange juice, mustard and salt in a small bowl.  Stir sauce into onion mixture for 2-3 minutes until sauce thickens.  Add beans and mix well until green beans are coated with sauce. 

Thanks for the recipe Jessica!  

 Next week I'll be having a basket giveaway so check back for the details.   


Mom's Cooking Club Lesson:  I added a printable recipe feature on this post thanks to my sister-in-law Aggie from Aggie's Kitchen.  Aggie explains how to set this up by using Google Docs.  Click here for Aggie's instructions.  Trust me, if I can do it, anyone can.  Thanks a bunch Aggie!


Aggie said...

These look awesome Jamie! I'll have to try them. So glad the printable recipe worked for you! :)

Bellini Valli said...

These would dress up dinner nicely Jamie.

HoneyB said...

They look yummy. All I have to hear is brown sugar, glazed, and pecan. Makes it sound like candy that is good for you by adding green beans!

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