Fancy Green Beans Recipe
- 1-1/2 pounds fresh green beans, trimmed
- 2 bacon strips, diced
- 2 tablespoons teriyaki sauce
- 1 tablespoon honey
- 1 tablespoon butter, melted
- 1/2 cup sliced sweet red pepper
- 1 small onion, cut into thin wedges
- 1/2 cup salted whole cashews
- 2 teaspoons lemon juice
- 1. Place beans in a large saucepan and cover with water. Bring to a boil. Cover and cook for 4-6 minutes or until crisp-tender. Drain and immediately place beans in ice water. Drain and pat dry.
- 2. In a large skillet, cook bacon over medium heat until crisp. Using a slotted spoon, remove to paper towels to drain.
- 3. Meanwhile, in a small bowl, combine the teriyaki sauce, honey and butter. Saute pepper and onion in drippings until tender. Add the beans, teriyaki mixture, bacon, cashews and lemon juice; heat through. Yield: 8 servings.
3/4 cup: 139 calories, 9g fat (3g saturated fat), 8mg cholesterol, 278mg sodium, 12g carbohydrate (6g sugars, 3g fiber), 4g protein
Reviews for Fancy Green Beans
"These are flavorful and the entire family loved them. Since I have "gouty" menfolk, I substituted ham base for the bacon."
"I found the green beans to be a bit on the bland side. I say I would try it again but would make it spicier."
"I bet thie would also be good with snap peas. Might try that."
"I bet these would also be good on snap peas. Might try that."
"Excellent recipe. Made just as written, and enjoyed by all. Will use this for company."
"I like to add some chopped fresh chilies when I saute the onions and peppers They just to give these some sting. Works equally well with fresh or frozen baby peas. Dice the peppers and onions for consistency in size and shape (Nice thing about frozen is that you don't have to precook. Just thaw in a bowl with hot tap water.) Overall, very good."
"The photograph shows sliced red peppers & onions - the onions are colored by the teriyaki sauce."
"I'm just curious. The photograph shows both red and yellow peppers, I think. But the recipe says just red. Or . . . what IS that yellow stuff???"
"This is so easy, quick, pretty in a clear glass dish and delicious too!"
"This is a good way to perk up boring green beans! I substituted Agave nectar for the honey to make it more diabetic friendly. I tried it with sliced almonds also and it was just as good."
"I made this recipe after I saw Paula Deen make it! It's great!"
"I've made this many times. The only change I make is 1 tsp lemon juice instead of 2. Love this recipe."
"My family loves these green beans. You can also add seasame oil and soy sauce for a little extra zip."
"This is a very good bean recipe. Even my 10 and 12 year old ate them"
"Another reason you would immerse them in ice water would be to prevent any further cooking - this would keep them crisp-tender even upon a quick reheating."
"IMMERSING THEM IN COLD WATER PROBABLY KEEPS THEIR BRIGHT GREEN COLOR"
"Why are these immrfiately immersed in ice water, if you are going to reheat all again?Has anyone tried this recipe yet?Noni G"