Posted by Boss Hog on Nov 17th 2021
Consider this stand-out green bean recipe from Carlsbad Cravings. It’s got a tangy, honey Dijon vinaigrette, crispy bacon and pecans, and a sprinkling of feta cheese for extra layers of flavor.
Ingredients for Maple Green Beans with Pecans and Bacon
1 1/2 lbs. fresh green beans, trimmed
8 slices bacon, crumbled or taste
2 tablespoons butter
1 shallot, diced
2 garlic cloves, minced
dash of red pepper
Dijon Maple Sauce
2 teaspoons pure maple syrup
1 1/2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
1 1/2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon pepper
1/3 cup caramelized pecans, chopped or to taste
1/4 cup Feta cheese or to taste
In a small bowl, mix together the Dijon Maple Sauce ingredients. Set aside.
Blanch green beans in a large stock pot of salted boiling water for 2 minutes. Drain and transfer beans to a large bowl of ice water.
Melt butter over medium heat in a large skillet. Add shallots, garlic and red pepper flakes and saute for 1 minute. Add beans and Dijon Maple Sauce and continue to saute until beans are evenly coated in the sauce and beans and cooked to desired crisp-tenderness.
Taste and season with additional red pepper flakes and freshly cracked salt and pepper to taste. Garnish with caramelized pecans, bacon and Feta.
Credit: Jen at CarlsbadCravings.com