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Green Beans with Onions and Almonds

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Prep time: 10 minutes
Cooking time: 20 minutes
Makes: 4 cups
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Recipe Notes

  • 4 cups of green beans is about 1 pound fresh OR 16 ounces frozen OR 2 cans (15 ounces each)
  • To cook fresh green beans:
    Wash and trim green beans. Cut or snap into desired length. Place in a small saucepan and fill with enough water to cover beans. Bring to a boil. Cover and cook until crisp-tender, about 5 to 7 minutes. Drain beans and set aside.
  • For extra flavor, add ¼ cup dried cranberries to the skillet along with the green beans.

Ingredients

1 Tablespoon
margarine
1
small onion (1/2 cup chopped or sliced)
1⁄4 cup
almonds, chopped, sliced or slivered
2 Tablespoons
brown sugar
2 Tablespoons
orange juice (juice from 1/4 orange)
1 Tablespoon
mustard
4 cups
green beans, fresh (cooked), frozen or canned (drained)

Directions

  1. Melt margarine in a medium skillet over medium heat. Add onion and almonds and cook until onions are tender.
  2. In a small bowl, mix together brown sugar, orange juice and mustard. Stir into onion mixture.
  3. Cook 2 to 3 minutes, until sauce begins to thicken. Stir in green beans and cook for 3 to 5 minutes, or until heated through.
  4. Refrigerate leftovers within 2 hours.

Notes

  • 4 cups of green beans is about 1 pound fresh OR 16 ounces frozen OR 2 cans (15 ounces each)
  • To cook fresh green beans:
    Wash and trim green beans. Cut or snap into desired length. Place in a small saucepan and fill with enough water to cover beans. Bring to a boil. Cover and cook until crisp-tender, about 5 to 7 minutes. Drain beans and set aside.
  • For extra flavor, add ¼ cup dried cranberries to the skillet along with the green beans.
Last updated: 05/25/17

2 Comments for "Green Beans with Onions and Almonds"

Me too!  Love this recipe!  I tested this out with a teenage class, and everyone thought it was tasty.  Even students who didn't like green beans tasted it, and liked it. 
 

I am kind of love this recipe.  It has a great sweet taste and the crunchy almonds are great in this.

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