Green Beans with Pecan Brown Butter

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 10 mins


  1. Place butter into a large, heavy skillet.
  2. Turn heat to medium.
  3. When butter is melted, add pecans and cook, swirling constantly, until the butter has a uniform light golden brown color, about 4 minutes.
  4. Be careful not to burn butter.
  5. Add beans and toss with butter until heated through and tender, about 15 minutes.
  6. Add salt to taste if needed.
  7. Add parsley and toss to mix.
  8. Serve warm.
Most Helpful

I found that one minute was not nearly enough time to cook the beans. I added a little water, covered the skillet and cooked them for about 15 minutes. I then removed the lid and let the water evaporate. I think the recipe might work better if the beans are cooked separately and then added to the pecan-butter mixture.

Luby Luby Luby June 22, 2003

I was afraid the beans would burn on without more liquid in the pan, so I steamed them separately at the start of making performingd steps 1-4. Next I added the beans and cooked a minute or so with the nuts & butter. Then I continued on with steps 6-8. The pecans and beans and butter flavors melted into each other very well. A good, easy side dish.

echo echo December 17, 2005