Dijon Maple Green Beans
Dijon Maple Green Beans with Caramelized Pecans, Bacon and Feta are tangy, salty, sweet, crunchy, crispy, creamy AKA, “the best green beans ever.” They aren’t just for Thanksgiving but a year round company pleasing, delicious side.
Servings Prep Time
6 10minutes
Cook Time
6minutes
Servings Prep Time
6 10minutes
Cook Time
6minutes
Dijon Maple Green Beans with Caramelized Pecans, Bacon & Feta
Ingredients
  • 1 1/2lbs fresh green beans, trimmed
  • 2tablespoons butter
  • 1 shallot, diced
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • dash of red pepper
Dijon Maple Sauce
  • 1teaspoon pure maple syrup
  • 2teaspoons Dijon mustard
  • 2teaspoons balsamic vinegar
  • 1/4teaspoon salt
  • 1/8teaspoon pepper
Garnish
Instructions
  1. In a small bowl, mix together the Dijon Maple Sauce ingredients. Set aside.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. Taste and season with additional red pepper flakes and freshly cracked salt and pepper to taste. Garnish with caramelized pecans, bacon and Feta.
Recipe Notes

I tend to like more Dijon Maple Sauce than some, so you might want to Double the Dijon Maple Sauce and add to taste.