Green Beans with Caramelized Pecans

Green beans have a certain suave, slender elegance that makes them a classic accompaniment. 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.

green beans with caramelized pecans

YIELD: Makes 10 servings
ACTIVE TIME: 45 minutes
TOTAL TIME: 45 minutes


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Southern-Style Green Beans

Every once and a while you have to enjoy something like these slow-cooked, southern-style green beans. These beans are cooked forever in a bacon-spiked, aromatic broth, and when they’re finally done, you’re almost shocked at how good they are. It seems so wrong, yet tastes so right.

green beans slow cooked

I think two hours is perfect, but if your beans are fatter/thinner, you’ll have to adjust the time. What you’re looking for is something

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