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Green Beans with Pecans Recipe

Green Beans with Pecans Recipe

I collect cookbooks from all over the world and love to try new recipes for my husband or for entertaining friends and family, which we love to do.” Pecans, a splash of orange and maple syrup make this side dish something extra-special! —Sharon Delaney-Chronis, South Milwaukee, Wisconsin
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Cook: 15 min. YIELD:8 servings


  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 cup chopped pecans
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • BEANS:
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped shallots
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 teaspoons all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon grated orange peel
  • Dash cayenne pepper
  • 1-1/2 pounds fresh green beans, trimmed
  • 2/3 cup reduced-sodium chicken broth
  • 1/3 cup orange juice
  • 1 teaspoon fresh sage or 1/4 teaspoon dried sage leaves
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper


  • 1. In a small heavy skillet, melt butter. Add pecans; cook over medium heat until toasted, about 4 minutes. Add syrup and salt; cook and stir for 2-3 minutes or until pecans are glossy. Spread on foil to cool.
  • 2. Meanwhile, in a large skillet, saute shallots in butter until tender; stir in the flour, orange peel and cayenne. Add the remaining ingredients; cover and cook for 5 minutes. Uncover; cook and stir 4-5 minutes longer or until beans are crisp-tender. Transfer to a serving bowl. Sprinkle with pecans. Yield: 8 servings.

Nutritional Facts

3/4 cup: 192 calories, 15g fat (4g saturated fat), 11mg cholesterol, 195mg sodium, 14g carbohydrate (7g sugars, 4g fiber), 3g protein.

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Reviewed Jan. 5, 2014

"Good recipe for green beans. Tasty."

Reviewed Jan. 4, 2011

"I made this recipe for Christmas Eve and my family loved it. In fact, my brother-in-law (who cooks very little) wanted the recipe to make at his house."

Reviewed Dec. 28, 2010

"Nice flavor, but way too many nuts, and the sauce was too thick.."

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