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Pomegranate-Glazed Green Beans

Green beans are a popular vegetable in our house. They get a nice zing from this slightly tangy glaze featuring fruit juices, vinegar, maple syrup and seasonings.—Geraldine Saucier, Albuquerque, New Mexico
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. Cook: 20 min.
  • Makes
    6 servings

Ingredients

  • 1-1/2 pounds fresh green beans, trimmed
  • 1/3 cup orange juice
  • 1/4 cup pomegranate juice
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons white balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup
  • 2 teaspoons grated orange zest
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 cup dried cranberries

Directions

  • In a Dutch oven, place steamer basket over 1 in. of water. Place green beans in basket. Bring water to a boil. Reduce heat to maintain a simmer; steam, covered, 8-10 minutes or until crisp-tender.
  • In a large skillet, combine orange juice, pomegranate juice, butter, vinegar, syrup, orange zest and seasonings. Bring to a boil; cook until liquid is reduced by half. Stir in cranberries. Add beans and toss to coat.
Nutrition Facts
1 serving: 134 calories, 6g fat (4g saturated fat), 15mg cholesterol, 251mg sodium, 21g carbohydrate (14g sugars, 4g fiber), 2g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 starch, 1 vegetable, 1 fat.

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  • Adavie01
    Jan 10, 2017

    This was a bit bitter and way too citrusy for us. If I make it again, I would probably drop the vinegar and reduce the orange juice, or just get rid of it altogether. I also didn't add the maple syrup and used just white vinegar because I couldn't find white balsamic vinegar, if it comes in a white variety, and I didn't have any regular balsamic vinegar. Overall, this recipe looked and sounded way better than it turned out for us.

  • JMartinelli13
    Feb 4, 2016

    Very easy, very delicious, but the acidic components of the sauce discolored my green beans. When I make it again, I will reserve the sauce and only drizzle it on after I plate up the servings of beans.

  • EmilyandJoesMom
    Nov 28, 2014

    I made these for Thanksgiving dinner last night and they were a big hit. The glaze adds a bright flavor to the beans. Easy enough to make on a weeknight, yet special enough for a dinner party. For added texture and color, garnish beans with some pomegranate seeds.