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Nutty Onion Green Beans Recipe

Nutty Onion Green Beans Recipe

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. YIELD: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


  • 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.

Nutritional 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 User ID: 5254917 260021
Reviewed Jan. 21, 2017

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

snoozq User ID: 4181587 204989
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."

Suszan7 User ID: 5705828 100732
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."

cudell User ID: 1388929 109216
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!'"

Floridaysgirl User ID: 4727180 52960
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!"

head2toe User ID: 3756500 40384
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."

Ruffshse User ID: 4225266 109215
Reviewed 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 User ID: 3741999 129416
Reviewed May. 18, 2010

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

Lynnette68 User ID: 3100774 35373
Reviewed Jan. 1, 2010

"We love this one!"

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