Dijon Maple Green Beans


  • 1 1/2 lbs fresh green beans, trimmed
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 shallot, diced
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • dash of red pepper
  • 1 teaspoon pure maple syrup
  • 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
  • 2 teaspoons balsamic vinegar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/3 cup caramelized pecans
  • 1/4 cup Feta cheese or to taste
  • 6-8 slices bacon, crumbled (or the whole package)


  1. In a small bowl, mix together the maple syrup, Dijon mustard, balsamic vinegar, salt and pepper for the Dijon Maple Sauce. Set aside. 
  2. Blanch green beans in a large stock pot of salted boiling water for 2 minutes. Drain and transfer beans to a large bowl of ice water.
  3. Melt butter over medium heat in a large skillet. Add shallots, garlic, and red pepper flakes and sauté for 1 minute. Add beans and Dijon Maple Sauce and continue to sauté until beans are evenly coated in the sauce and beans and cooked to desired crisp-tenderness.
  4. Taste and season with additional red pepper flakes and freshly cracked salt and pepper to taste. Garnish with caramelized pecans, bacon, and Feta.
  5. Side note: I tend to like more Dijon Maple Sauce than some, so you might want to Double the Dijon Maple Sauce and add to taste.




Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 6 minutes

Serves: 6


Thanks to Carls Bad Cravings for the recipe!

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