Pecan-Green Beans

Pecan-Green Beans is a delicious and spicy recipe you could consider as an option for Thanksgiving and Christmas sides. You’ll need to finish this recipe just before you serve your dinner; as it needs to be served immediately. Summary: Fresh green beans are sauteed and then topped with glazed pecans. Spices include: Rosemary, cumin and cayenne pepper. This is a delicious and unusual take on green beans that will have your guests talking. It is also a healthy, low calories, low fat, low cholesterol, low sugars, low sodium, low carbohydrates, heart-healthy, diabetic-friendly and Weight Watchers (3 SmartPoints), (3 PointsPlus) recipe. Makes: (12) servings. Pecan-Green Beans will be loved by all of your family, friends and guests.pecan-green-beans

Prep Time: About 20 Minutes.
Cooking Time: About 20 Minutes.

INGREDIENTS:

2 Tbsp granulated sugar
1 Tbsp water
1/4 tsp ground cumin
1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
3/4 cup coarsely chopped pecans
1 tsp minced fresh rosemary
1/2 tsp Kosher salt, divided
(2 lbs) fresh green beans, trimmed
2 Tbsp unsalted butter
1/4 tsp freshly ground black pepper

DIRECTIONS:

1. Preheat oven to 350° F. Line a jelly-roll pan with parchment paper.

2. Bring sugar, 1 tablespoon water, cumin, and red pepper to a boil in a small saucepan over medium heat, stirring constantly until sugar dissolves. Remove pan from heat.

3. Add and stir in the pecans, rosemary, and 1/4 teaspoon of the salt. Spread pecan mixture in an even layer on prepared pan. Bake at 350° F. for 12 minutes or until fragrant and browned. Remove from oven and Cool in pan, stirring occasionally.

4. Place green beans in a large saucepan of boiling water; cook 4 minutes. Drain and plunge green beans into ice water; drain.

5. Melt butter in a large non-stick skillet over medium-high heat. Add beans; sauté 5 minutes or until thoroughly heated. Sprinkle remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt and the black pepper over green beans; toss.

6. Place beans on a serving platter; sprinkle with pecan mixture. Serve immediately.

Yield: 12 Servings
Serving Size: 3/4 cup per serving.

Weight Watchers (3 SmartPoints), (3 PointsPlus)
Carb Choices: 1/2

NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION:
Calories: 96, Total Fat: 7g, Saturated Fat: 1.7g, Cholesterol: 5mg, Sodium: 85mg, Sugars: 1g, Carbohydrates: 8g, Fiber: 3g, Protein: 2g

Original recipe and image from CookingLight. http://www.myrecipes.com/recipe/sauteed-green-beans-pecans

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