- 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)
- In a small bowl, mix together the maple syrup, Dijon mustard, balsamic vinegar, salt and pepper for the Dijon Maple Sauce. Set aside.
- 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.
- 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.
- Taste and season with additional red pepper flakes and freshly cracked salt and pepper to taste. Garnish with caramelized pecans, bacon, and Feta.
- 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
Thanks to Carls Bad Cravings for the recipe!