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Honey Dijon Green Beans with Bacon and Pecans
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Honey Dijon Green Beans with Bacon + Pecans

Honey Dijon Green Beans with Bacon and Pecans- Crisp tender green beans are tossed in a flavorful honey Dijon vinaigrette and topped with crumbled bacon, pecans and toasted Panko crumbs for added crunch.While the honey Dijon flavor is a perfect complement to Holiday favorites like Turkey, Ham and Prime Rib, this dish is so easy you can make it year round.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Side
Cuisine: American
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 110kcal

Ingredients

  • 2 lbs. green beans trimmed
  • 6 slices bacon
  • 1 small shallot finely chopped
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 Tbsp white wine vinegar or red wine vinegar
  • 2 tsp honey
  • 2 tsp Dijon mustard
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • ¼ cup chopped pecans toasted or candied ( or sliced almonds)
  • 2 Tbsp panko crumbs optional

Instructions

  • Fill a large bowl with ice water, set aside.
  • Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Add green beans and cook until beans are fork tender and bright green (about 5 mins.). Drain beans and plunge beans in ice water. When cool, drain, pat dry with paper towels. Transfer to a large bowl and set aside.
  • Cut bacon strips into small pieces. Line a large skillet with about 2 Tbsp of water (or a splash of olive oil) over medium-high heat. Add shallots and cook until they being to turn transparent. Add bacon pieces and continue to cook until bacon is crispy. Remove o a paper towel-line plate.
  • Optional step. Wipe skillet clean return to medium-high heat and add panko crumbs. Cook stirring frequently until Panko is toasted and golden brown.
  • In a small bowl whisk together olive oil, white-wine vinegar, honey, Dijon, salt and pepper. Pour mixture over green beans; toss to coat. Plate green beans or place in a serving bowl. Just before serving top with bacon, pecans and toasted Panko.

Nutrition

Serving: 1serving | Calories: 110kcal | Carbohydrates: 11.3g | Protein: 4.7g | Fat: 6.2g | Saturated Fat: 1.3g | Cholesterol: 5mg | Sodium: 153.8mg | Fiber: 4.3g | Sugar: 5.2g