Maple-Glazed Green Beans
Total TimePrep/Total Time: 25 min.
- 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
- 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, until crisp-tender, 4-5 minutes.
- 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.
Nutrition Facts3/4 cup: 173 calories, 3g fat (1g saturated fat), 7mg cholesterol, 302mg sodium, 35g carbohydrate (24g sugars, 4g fiber), 4g protein.
Mar 4, 2018
Loved it! Made for company so had everything ready early -green beans cooked, onion and bacon cut up, cranberries and maple syrup measured. Then it was a quick toss in the pan. No bourbon, though.
Nov 15, 2017
I cut this recipe in half. I baked thick cut bacon in strips then cut it up. I added chopped onion to the baking sheet and returned it to the oven to cook. I had on hand some fresh green beans that I had blanched already. Mixed it all together and asked DH to taste ...he wanted to eat his share then and there!!! Sooo good! Will definitely make this again! I did make these again. This time I used a teaspoon of bacon fat and some real bacon bits. I heated the bits in the fat and added the onions and finished the recipe. YUM!
Jul 26, 2016
I'd like to add another 5 Star Review to this one * Totally tasteful and Elegant. I sauted the green beans instead of steaming and at the very end I added some toasted pecans * This truly is a wonderful recipe.JanieTaste of Home Volunteer Field Editor
Mar 9, 2016
WOW! The flavor was not at all what I was expecting, but I mean that in a good way. I opted for adding in the bourbon and I'm so glad I did. I think it gave it an extra zing. Instead of actual bacon strips, I used the bottled real bacon. Then I just put some canola oil in with the bacon and onion. Next time I might cut back on the cranberries just a bit. Also, I think the onion amount is WAY off. I only used about 3 or 4 slices of a large onion, and I still thought it was too much. That is only personal preference items, so this recipe gets 5/5 from me! Will definitely make again!Update: made this again tonight. I lowered the amount of cranberries and onion. PERFECT. I've found the perfect combination :)
Jan 27, 2015
Dec 26, 2014
This is a nice way to dress up regular green beans for the holidays.
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!
Mar 2, 2014
Thank you! So happy everyone loves my green bean recipe! You can make asparagus the same way! So delicious!
Dec 29, 2013
My family loves this recipe. "Best green beans ever."
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.
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