French Beans With Sour Cream and Paprika

Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 10 mins

Posted for RecipeZaar World Tour 2006. ZWT REGION: France.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cut the " tops" and "tails" off the beans and cut them into 2.5 cm ( 1 inch) lengths.
  2. Melt the butter in the pan and saute the onion gently for several minutes until soft and golden but not brown.
  3. Add half of the paprika, the beans, stock, salt and pepper, bring to the boil and cook for 10 minutes until the beans are tender.
  4. Take the pan off the heat and stir in the sour cream, return pan to the heat and reheat without boiling.
  5. Transfer to a serving dish and and dust the top with the remaining paprika.
Most Helpful

I loved the combination of the paprika and sour cream in this dish. I used Weight Watchers creme fraiche as it's low in points and the two worked really well together. I'd probably use more paprika next time but that's personal taste! A really lovely way to vary green beans- thanks!

Shuzbud September 28, 2010

My picky 6 and 3 year old sons don't like a lot of foods, and green beans is one of them. I thought by trying this jazzed up version that I might have success. Both ate them, not as happily as I would have liked, but they did eat them! DH liked them, and I did as well. The sauce makes me think of a paprikash, just not as thick. It was a tasty combination that I'm glad to have enjoyed! Thanks for posting! Made for ZWT3.

ColCadsMom June 16, 2007

Most days I happily steam my veggies and eat them unadorned, but sometimes I want a little more without lots of added kitchen time and/or calories. These accomplished both and were delicious. I used frozen beans that were fully defrosted before using which reduced my initial cooking time a wee bit. I also used a combination of reduced and nonfat sour cream -- which makes the sauce a wee bit thinner but I'm used to that. Just adding the onions and paprika gave the beans a great flavor and the sour cream made them luxurious. Yummy. Thanks kiwidutch!

justcallmetoni July 20, 2006