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
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!
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