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Maple-Glazed Green Beans Recipe

Maple-Glazed Green Beans Recipe

After I picked my first green beans one year, I desired a savory dish that was unique, quick, and packed with flavor. I had all the ingredients in my pantry and began to experiment. The results were outrageously YUMMY! I couldn’t stop eating my creation, so the next day I picked more beans and made this delicious side dish again. It's a keeper.—Merry Graham, Newhall, California
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min. YIELD:4 servings


  • 3 cups cut fresh green beans
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 4 bacon strips, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1/2 cup dried cranberries
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 tablespoon bourbon, optional


  • 1. In a large saucepan, place steamer basket over 1 in. of water. Place beans in basket. Bring water to a boil. Reduce heat to maintain a low boil; steam, covered, 4-5 minutes or until crisp-tender.
  • 2. Meanwhile, in a large skillet, cook onion and bacon over medium heat until bacon is crisp; drain. Stir cranberries, syrup, salt, pepper and, if desired, bourbon into onion mixture. Add beans; heat through, tossing to combine. Yield: 4 servings.

Nutritional Facts

3/4 cup (calculated without bourbon) equals 173 calories, 3 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 7 mg cholesterol, 302 mg sodium, 35 g carbohydrate, 4 g fiber, 4 g protein.

Reviews for Maple-Glazed Green Beans

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Reviewed Jan. 27, 2015

"So good!!!"

Reviewed Dec. 26, 2014

"This is a nice way to dress up regular green beans for the holidays."

Reviewed Dec. 4, 2014

"I wasn't sure where I got this recipe, but it was so delicious I went searching for it just to rate it! I used frozen beans from my garden (which I blanched) and I can't say enough good about this recipe. I also substituted cranberries that I had dehydrated last year. Awesome Awesome Awesome bean dish!"

Reviewed Mar. 2, 2014

"Thank you! So happy everyone loves my green bean recipe! You can make asparagus the same way! So delicious!"

Reviewed Dec. 29, 2013

"My family loves this recipe. "Best green beans ever.""

Reviewed Dec. 23, 2013

"These are so good even people who don't normally eat vegetables will eat these, my brother asked for seconds on Thanksgiving and demanded them for Christmas; although he's the original "Mr Meat and Potatoes" guy."

Reviewed Apr. 17, 2013

"This is the best green bean recipe I have ever had!! Made this for Easter and doubled the recipe. It was all gone! I also used the steamer green beans. Definately will make again and again!"

Reviewed Nov. 23, 2012

"I have made these several times, and they are great. I like the sweet flavor that the maple syrup gives them."

Reviewed Oct. 11, 2012

"What a delight to have green beens taste so flavorable with such a wonderful aroma! My husband loved them and I would make them again in a flash!"

Reviewed May. 14, 2012

"Yum! I used dried onion in a pinch and it worked really well too!"

Reviewed May. 11, 2012

"OMG these were sooooo good i could have eaten them all! I used 2 frozen steamable bags of whole greenbeans and didn't add the bourbon,it was amazing! This will be made many many times in my house."

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