Green Beans with Orange Essence and Toasted Maple Pecans

Janet VanDerlinden


I found this recipe and had to share, it's from the November 2011 - Costco Connection-Cooks

I love green beans!

★★★★★ 2 votes


3/4 c
pecans, chopped coarse
3 Tbsp
unsalted butter
2 Tbsp
maple syrup
salt and pepper
shallots, minced
2/3 tsp
grated orange zest
pinch of cayenne pepper
2 tsp
all purpose flour
1 1/2 lb
green beans, trimmed
2/3 c
low-sodium chicken broth
1/3 c
orange juice
1 tsp
minced fresh sage


1Toast pecans in 12-inch nonstick skillet over medium-high heat, stirring occasionally, until fragrant, about 3 minutes.
2Off heat, stir in 1 tablespoon butter, maple syrup and 1/8 teaspoon salt. Return skillet to medium heat and cook, stirring constantly, until nuts are dry and glossy, about 45 seconds;transfer to plate and set aside.
3Wipe out skillet. melt remaining 2 tablespoons butter in skillet over medium heat.
4Add shallots, orange zest and cayenne, and cook, stirring occasionally, until shallots are softened, about 2 minutes
5Stir in flour until combined, then add green beans.
6Add chicken broth, orange juice and sage. Increase heat to medium-high, cover and cook until beans are crisp-tender, about 4 minutes
7Uncover and cook, stirring occasionally, until beans are tender and sauce has thickened slightly, about 4 minutes. Off heat, season with salt and pepper to taste. Transfer to serving dish, sprinkle with pecans and serve.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Vegetables
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, Healthy