Walnut Green Beans a la Joyce

Joyce Harrison


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.

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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

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2 lb
green beans, whole & fresh
1/2 c
walnut pieces
1 medium
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


  • 1Rinse beans, drain, and snip off stems ONLY.
  • 2Place in saucepan and cover with water. Add salt and sugar. Bring to a boil over medium heat and cook for 3 minutes.
  • 3Remove from heat and IMMEDIATELY bathe in cold water. Drain. Set aside.
  • 4On medium fire, heat large skillet. Cook bacon until fat has covered the bottom of pan.
  • 5Add walnut pieces and onion strips to the bacon and continue cooking until the bacon is crisp and onions are beginning to turn clear.
  • 6Add 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.
  • 7Continue cooking over LOW heat for about 5 minutes. The beans should remain firm.
  • 8Serve 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.

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About Walnut Green Beans a la Joyce

Course/Dish: Vegetables
Main Ingredient: Beans/Legumes
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Quick & Easy

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