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Holiday Green Beans Recipe
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Holiday Green Beans

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"This red and green dish is especially nice at Christmas. The ingredients sound a little odd, but the peanuts and soy give it a bit of an Oriental taste. I have always received compliments on this. "

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Original recipe makes 6 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    10 mins
  • COOK

    10 mins

    12 hrs 20 mins


  1. In a small saucepan over low heat melt butter with lemon juice and soy sauce. Stir in garlic and cook for about 10 minutes. Refrigerate overnight.
  2. Place green beans in a steamer over 1 inch of boiling water, and cover. Cook until tender but still crisp, about 10 minutes. Drain.
  3. Heat butter mixture and pour over beans. Stir in pimentos and peanuts. Toss and serve.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Nov 30, 2009

Hubs and I both enjoyed these a lot! The pimiento is a nice addition, but I couldn't bring myself to add the peanuts, which just didn't sound appealing. Rather than steaming the beans I nuked them while I had the butter/soy mixture on the stove. I didn't bother refrigerating it overnight and I don't see how doing that would have necessarily been an improvement. Very pretty and nicely flavored.

Most Helpful Critical Review
May 29, 2003

Too much garlic, soy sauce is overpowering, and the peanuts were the worst thing of all. We tried this recipe because it sounded interesting, however out of a whole family of "we'll try anything" eaters-NOBODY liked this, absolutely nobody. Sorry!


16 Ratings

Dec 18, 2003

I used fewer pimentos and about 1/2 the amount of soy sauce, and raw peanuts, to cut down on the salt content and they were still delicious

Nov 26, 2005

The family LOVED this recipe. I used pine nuts instead of peanuts (because my husband ate the peanuts the night before!). It was pretty, tasty, and perfect on the seasoning. Great small of garlic, too. Excellent recipe, thanks!!

Feb 15, 2012

The flavor of these over all was really very good. I cut the butter, lemon & soy in half and still used more than 2 lbs of green beans. Even cutting the sauce in half it was still too much sauce for us. I didn't have pimentos so I used red bell pepper, diced small. Hubby LOVED the addition of peanuts. I have some left over sauce and will try it on broccoli tomorrow. Thanks for an inspiring recipe.

Dec 30, 2010

Simple and pretty colors for the holiday table. This was a hit for the whole family. Just wish there was a way to make the sauce stick to the beans.

Nov 26, 2007

This recipe is excellent. I used just 1/2 a cup of chopped peanuts and it was more than enough. Everyone raved over this dish and asked for the recipe.

Dec 17, 2005

Got raves at the Thanksgiving dinner with this recipe and requests to make it again at Christmas.


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  • Calories
  • 297 kcal
  • 15%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 18 g
  • 6%
  • Cholesterol
  • 41 mg
  • 14%
  • Fat
  • 24.5 g
  • 38%
  • Fiber
  • 7.8 g
  • 31%
  • Protein
  • 7.7 g
  • 15%
  • Sodium
  • 365 mg
  • 15%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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