Green Beans with Caramelized Pecans
Green Beans with Caramelized Pecans
  • prep: 45 min
  • cook: 45 min
  • total: 1 hr 30 min
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  • Summary

    Green beans have a certain suave, slender elegance that makes them a classic accompaniment to rosy-red roast beef. But too often, they get short shrift: a quick drizzle of butter, a squirt of lemon, and onto the table they go. We suggest you coddle them a little this year. Try tossing them in a hot skillet with shallots and pecans that get caramelized in buttery brown sugar, and you'll see just how special green beans can be. Editor's Note: This recipe is part of Gourmet's Modern Menu for A Christmas Classic. Menu also includes Herb-Crusted Beef Rib Roast with Potatoes, Carrots, and Pinot Noir Jus and Tiramisu Yule Log .

    Ingredients

    • 1/2 cup pecan halves and pieces (2 ounces)
    • 2 1/2 pounds green beans, trimmed
    • 5 tablespoons unsalted butter
    • 1/3 cup shallot, finely chopped (about 2 medium)
    • 3 tablespoons packed light brown sugar
    • 1 teaspoon kosher salt, or to taste
    • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper, or to taste

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    Nutrition

    Nutritional Info
    • Servings Per Recipe: 10
    • Amount Per Serving
    • Calories: 104 % Daily Value *
    • Total Fat: 6 g 9.22%
    • Saturated Fat: 4 g 18.15%
    • Trans Fat: 0 g %
    • Cholesterol: 15 mg 5.09%
    • Sodium: 201 mg 8.37%
    • Calcium: 49 mg 4.88%
    • Potassium: 256 mg 7.31%
    • Magnesium: 0 mg 0%
    • Iron: 1 mg 6.71%
    • Zinc: 0 mg 0%
    • Total Carbohydrate: 13 g %
    • Dietary Fiber: 3 g 12.72%
    • Sugar: 8 g
    • Protein: 2 g
    • Alcohol: 0 g
    • Omega 3 Fatty Acid: 0 g
    • Omega 6 Fatty Acid: 0 g
    • Vitamin A 19.21%
    • Vitamin C 23.67%
    • Vitamin D 0%
    • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
    Diabetes Exchanges
    • Exchange - Fat1
    • Exchange - Fruit0
    • Exchange - NonFat Milk0
    • Exchange - Other Carbs0
    • Exchange - Starch0
    • Exchange - Vegetables2
    • Exchange - Lean Meat0
    • Exchange - Alcohol0
    MyPlate Info
    • MyPlate - Grain Total0 oz-eq
    • MyPlate - Vegetable Total1 c
    • MyPlate - Fruit0 c
    • MyPlate - Dairy0 c
    • MyPlate - Protein Total0 oz-eq

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