Savory Green Beans Recipe - Allrecipes.com
Savory Green Beans Recipe
  • READY IN 35 mins

Savory Green Beans

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"Fresh green beans with sweet caramelized shallots and savory Italian pancetta take vegetables to a whole new level."

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Original recipe makes 6 servings Change Servings

Directions

  1. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add the green beans and boil 3 to 4 minutes until just tender. Drain beans and immediately plunge into ice water. Allow to sit in ice water until cold, then drain well, and set aside.
  2. Cook pancetta in a large skillet over medium-high heat until crispy, then set aside. Reduce heat to medium, stir shallots into the pancetta fat, and cook gently until the shallots have turned dark golden brown, about 10 minutes. Place pancetta and green beans in skillet; toss and cook until warmed through, about 2 minutes. Season to taste with salt and pepper before serving.
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  • PREP 15 mins
  • COOK 20 mins
  • READY IN 35 mins
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Aug 10, 2010

As an Italian quite familiar with pancetta, I have to say I much prefer bacon! So it was bacon I used in this recipe rather than pancetta. Low and slow heat caramelizes the shallots and that mixture onto the beans (I used the more delicate haricots verts) made for a richly flavored, beautifully elegant side dish. That's saying a lot for the humble green bean! The caramelized shallots and the bacon stood on their own and needed no garlic or other seasonings beyond the salt and pepper. Nice.

 
Most Helpful Critical Review
Dec 10, 2011

Very good, but not great.

 
Apr 24, 2008

This was great, and very easy to prepare. I reckon it could do with some extra pancetta, but other than that it's perfect. Oh, I also omitted the addl salt as it was not needed, just seasoned with pepper.

 
Aug 13, 2007

I love this great simple recipe. I added a spash of Balsamic vinegar and 1 tsp of chopped garlic. the addition of pecans cooked with the shallots would be awesome.

 
Oct 22, 2010

Excellent! Simple and delicious. Followed the recipe except I used bacon in place of the pancetta. The slightly smoked bacon and caramelized shallots together with the fresh beans is perfect. Everyone commented that they would like to have this again. Thanks for sharing!

 
Mar 01, 2011

Very delicious side dish! I decided to use bacon instead of pancetta since I had it on hand. I used frozen green beans, let them thaw before cooking. I came out great!

 
Mar 29, 2010

VERY VERY GOOD! Made for our small group and it was a HUGE HIT! Very easy and when you group the instructions together, ex: cook the bacon the same time as boiling the beans, it goes VERY quick.

 
May 02, 2007

This is a very good recipe, I added a clove of minced garlic in with the shallots. Yummy!

 

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Nutrition

  • Calories
  • 105 kcal
  • 5%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 9.6 g
  • 3%
  • Cholesterol
  • 10 mg
  • 3%
  • Fat
  • 6.5 g
  • 10%
  • Fiber
  • 3.9 g
  • 16%
  • Protein
  • 3.9 g
  • 8%
  • Sodium
  • 189 mg
  • 8%

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

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