Green Beans with Caramelized Pecans

45 mins (prep 45)
7 ingredients
makes 10 servings
Green beans have a certain suave, slender elegance that makes them a classic accompaniment to rosy-red roast beef. 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. Editor's Note: This recipe is part of Gourmet's Modern Menu for A Christmas Classic. Menu also includes Herb-Crusted Beef Rib Roast with Potatoes, Carrots, and Pinot Noir Jus and Tiramisu Yule Log .

Categories:  christmas , christmas-eve , thanksgiving ,
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Serving Size (129.63 g)
Servings 10
Amount per Serving
Calories 111.09 Calories from Fat 56.07
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 6.23g 95.85%
Saturated Fat 3.85g 192.48%
Trans Fat 0.24g %
Cholesterol 15.9mg 53.0%
Sodium 245.95mg 102.48%
Total Carbohydrate 13.5g 45.01%
Dietary Fiber 3.73 g 149.32%
Sugars 5.15 g %
Protein 2.39g 47.87%
Vitamin A 589.03IU% Vitamin C 3.42mg%
Calcium 60.58mg% Iron 1.24mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4
*Nutrition information was calculated excluding the following ingredients:
packed light brown sugar, freshly ground black pepper