Friday, July 10, 2009

Nutty Green Beans

This recipe came straight out of the saddle bag of Boise's most notorious and utterly dominating Alleycat Bike Racer chick. Can you say dead simple and super-tasty? Try it out and you might just get hooked. I made half batches each time instead of using the entire bag and it worked out great. If you make a full batch will be need to have a really large saute pan (or possibly an electric skillet).

1 2 lbs. package of fresh French Green Beans (Costco has been carrying them in their walk in cooler for about $5)
1-2 Tbsp butter

1-2 Tbsp olive oil
2-3 Tbsp toasted pine nuts or sliced almonds
Salt and pepper to taste

Step 1: Melt butter and oil in large saute pan over medium heat.

Step 2: Add the entire package of green beans, stir or toss them until evenly coated. Add salt and pepper and then cover with the lid. Stir them occasionally to brown evenly, otherwise leave the lid on and let them cook for 20-30 minutes.

Step 3: Add nuts with about 5 minutes of the cooking time remaining. The more wilted and browned the beans look, the better they taste!

Makes 4 servings


BB&KK said...

This has been a staple at the Burley household for months. I love these beans, Beau loves these beans, and even the pickiest of eaters has tried them and liked them!! They are even good the next day when snacking out of the fridge. Try 'em, you'll like 'em - - I promise.

TK said...

I pity da fool who don't like these beans... ~ Mr. TK

Heather said...

Guess we'll have to try them - since we DO have a Costco pack of those beans in the fridge now. I'm going to get your sloppy joe recipe since I've been craving them since your super bowl party and we need to make a meal for Dave's family this week on vacation.
ps- Talk to Mr. Gorgeous and get your cute family on over here for a dinner party. It's our turn to host and summer is almost over :D

TK said...

Green beans and sloppy joes sound pretty tasty together. Good luck!