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walnut green beans a la joyce

(2 ratings)
Blue Ribbon Recipe by
Joyce Harrison
Lafayette, LA

EVERYBODY just LOVES these beans!!!!! A favorite restaurant that we frequent serves beans that are very much like these and, of course, I just HAD to figure out how to make them so I could serve them at family dinners. Hope you enjoy them as much as we do.

Blue Ribbon Recipe

Want to kick up your typical green beans, then look no further than this tasty recipe. These beans are fresh, crunchy and full of great flavor. The Worcestershire sauce gives them a bit of a tangy flavor and the Tony Chachere seasoning adds spice. Crunchy from the walnuts and smoky from the bacon, this is an impressive (but easy!) side dish.

— The Test Kitchen @kitchencrew
(2 ratings)
yield 8 -10
prep time 5 Min
cook time 20 Min
method Stove Top

Ingredients For walnut green beans a la joyce

  • 2 lb
    green beans, whole & fresh
  • 1/2 c
    walnut pieces
  • 1 md
    onion, sliced in strips lenghtwise
  • 6 slice
    bacon, cut in 1/2 inch pieces (easier to cut if partially frozen)
  • 1/2 tsp
  • 1/2 tsp
  • 1-2 tsp
    Worcestershire sauce or soy sauce (I prefer Worcestershire; use 1 tsp for soy sauce)
  • 1 tsp
    Tony Chachere's seasoning or your own Creole seasoning

How To Make walnut green beans a la joyce

  • 1
    Rinse beans, drain, and snip off stems ONLY.
  • 2
    Place in saucepan and cover with water. Add salt and sugar. Bring to a boil over medium heat and cook for 3 minutes.
  • 3
    Remove from heat and IMMEDIATELY bathe in cold water. Drain. Set aside.
  • 4
    On medium fire, heat large skillet. Cook bacon until fat has covered the bottom of pan.
  • 5
    Add walnut pieces and onion strips to the bacon and continue cooking until the bacon is crisp and onions are beginning to turn clear.
  • 6
    Add green beans to the mixture, sprinkle with soy sauce OR Worchestershire sauce, and Tony's Seasoning. Using a spatula, gently scoop and turn veggies until well blended.
  • 7
    Continue cooking over LOW heat for about 5 minutes. The beans should remain firm.
  • 8
    Serve on a platter, arranging beans all in the same direction. Spoon bacon, walnut, and onion mixture on the top and around the edges. Use tongs for serving.