Green Beans with Pecans

Green Beans with Pecans
Serves 4
1/2 lb. green beans, cut in half or frozen (I freeze my own, so I used one bag)
1 small red onion, sliced in rings (I used about 1/2 cup sliced)
2/3 cup pecans, chopped in large pieces
3 tablespoons butter
3 tablespoons brown sugar
3 tablespoons orange juice
1 tablespoon dijon mustard
1/2 teaspoon salt
Boil green beans in water for 8 minutes.  Drain and set aside. If using frozen, just warm up in pan.
In small skillet, saute onion and pecans in butter until onion is tender.
Mix brown sugar, orange juice, mustard and salt in a small bowl.  Stir sauce into onion mixture for 2-3 minutes until sauce thickens.  Add beans and mix well until green beans are coated with sauce.

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  1. Karen says:

    I lived on a ranch in Texas growing up where we had lots of pecan trees. I never had green beans with pecans instead they were always prepared with almonds instead. Love the idea.

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