Fancy Green Beans Recipe
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Fancy Green Beans Recipe

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What a treat for green beans! You’ll love the sweet-salty sauce, nutty taste of cashews and sprinkling of bacon. Kelly Waller - Madison, Florida
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 8 servings


  • 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

Nutritional Facts

3/4 cup: 139 calories, 9g fat (3g saturated fat), 8mg cholesterol, 278mg sodium, 12g carbohydrate (6g sugars, 3g fiber), 4g protein.


  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.
Originally published as Fancy Green Beans in Simple & Delicious July/August 2009, p45

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MY REVIEW User ID: 6093830 184997
Reviewed Aug. 17, 2011

"These are flavorful and the entire family loved them. Since I have "gouty" menfolk, I substituted ham base for the bacon."

Cookpraylove User ID: 6041482 99388
Reviewed Jul. 16, 2011

"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."

tastydog1 User ID: 1409588 165878
Reviewed Jul. 16, 2011

"I bet thie would also be good with snap peas. Might try that."

tastydog1 User ID: 1409588 180761
Reviewed Jul. 16, 2011

"I bet these would also be good on snap peas. Might try that."

mileybrown User ID: 6052282 163964
Reviewed Jul. 16, 2011

"tasty. Servec to friends at a steak BBQ. Perfect side dish...easy to prepare"

AdeleDegnan User ID: 4801874 168554
Reviewed Jul. 15, 2011

"Excellent recipe. Made just as written, and enjoyed by all. Will use this for company."

vieux User ID: 4712790 181592
Reviewed Jul. 15, 2011

"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."

sstetzel User ID: 158954 144114
Reviewed Jul. 15, 2011

"The photograph shows sliced red peppers & onions - the onions are colored by the teriyaki sauce."

MY REVIEW User ID: 3346944 98753
Reviewed Jul. 15, 2011

"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???"

Loret08 User ID: 3557906 181590
Reviewed Jul. 15, 2011

"This is so easy, quick, pretty in a clear glass dish and delicious too!"

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