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Nutty Onion Green Beans

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


  • 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


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

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  • xlsalbums
    Jan 21, 2017

    Makes regular green beans so much better. My family loved the flavors and is asking for it again.

  • snoozq
    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.

  • Suszan7
    Dec 22, 2012

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

  • cudell
    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!'

  • Floridaysgirl
    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!

  • head2toe
    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.

  • Ruffshse
    Oct 19, 2010

    these green beans were great ,my niece hates veggies but she loved well as everyone else.will make again. j.huff. san dimas,calif

  • katlaydee3
    May 18, 2010

    Excellent recipe. I made it with grilled pork chops and mashed potatoes.

  • meghan634426
    Apr 2, 2010

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  • Lynnette68
    Jan 1, 2010

    We love this one!