Nutty Onion Green Beans Recipe
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Nutty Onion Green Beans Recipe

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I never liked green beans until I tried this recipe. The beans, onion and chopped pecans are coated in a delicious orange-mustard sauce. Now I make it for my family on a regular basis. -Donna Buckley, Western Springs, Illinois
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:3-4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 3-4 servings


  • 1/2 pound fresh green beans, trimmed and cut in half
  • 1 small red onion, sliced and separated into rings
  • 1/3 cup chopped pecans
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons orange juice
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 200 calories, 16g fat (6g saturated fat), 23mg cholesterol, 483mg sodium, 14g carbohydrate (10g sugars, 3g fiber), 2g protein


  1. Place beans in a saucepan and cover with water; bring to a boil. Cook, uncovered, for 8-10 minutes or until crisp-tender; drain and set aside.
  2. In a large skillet, cook onion and pecans in butter until onion is tender. In a small bowl, combine the brown sugar, orange juice, mustard and salt; stir into the onion mixture. Cook 2-3 minutes longer or until sauce begins to thicken. Stir in beans; heat through. Yield: 3-4 servings.
Originally published as Nutty Onion Green Beans in Taste of Home June/July 2002, p29

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Reviewed Jul. 27, 2014

"I had some left over fish and bought some fresh green beans to go with. OMG! If i could give this 6 stars I would. A few adjustments due to lack of ingredients. Used slivered almonds, didn't have pecans. Will try it next time with pecans. Not a fan of orange, so I used lemon. Used 1/4t. kosher salt, due to the sodium in the mustard and butter. I will be making this again for sure."

Reviewed Dec. 22, 2012

"MIght want less on mustard, it was pretty powerful tasting when I made it.Otherwise it was tasty. will make again."

Reviewed Jul. 18, 2012

"These were awesome! I rec'd beans in my food coop basket and had to use them somehow. This recipe has changed my previous attitude of 'green bean hater' to 'hey, get your own. these are mine!'"

Reviewed Dec. 26, 2011

"Very easy to make! This works well with frozen green beans too. The orange and nut flavor is amazing with the beans!"

Reviewed Jul. 4, 2011

"We made ours with a sweet onion since I didn't have a red onion on hand. Quite good. Will make again."

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