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Easy yet flavorful green beans make a great side dish, especially great for holiday meals. Originally published Nov 2003 in Cooks Illustrated, republished in Costco's Connection magazine in 2011
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- 1Toast pecans in 12" non-stick skillet over medium-high heat, stirring occasionally, about 3 minutes or until fragrant. Stir in maple syrup, 1 tbsp butter, and 1/8 tsp salt. Stir constantly until nuts are dry and glossy, then transfer to plate and set aside.
- 2Wipe out skillet. Melt remaining 2 tbsp butter in skillet over medium heat. Add shallots, orange zest, and pinch of cayenne pepper. Cook, stirring occasionally, 2 minutes or until shallots are softened. Stir in flour until combined, then add green beans. Add chicken broth, orange juice, and sage. Increase heat to medium-high, cover, and cook until beans are crisp-tender (about 4 minutes).
- 3Uncover and cook about 4 minutes, until beans are tender and sauce has slightly thickened. Remove from heat. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Transfer to serving dish, sprinkle with pecans, and serve.
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Nutritional Facts for Green Beans With Orange Essence and Toasted Pecans
Serving Size: 1 (142 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 8
- Amount Per Serving
- % Daily Value
- Calories 162.4
- Calories from Fat 108
- Total Fat 12.0 g
- Saturated Fat 3.4 g
- Cholesterol 11.4 mg
- Sodium 69.2 mg
- Total Carbohydrate 13.2 g
- Dietary Fiber 3.3 g
- Sugars 7.1 g
- Protein 3.2 g