45 Ratings
  • 5 Rating Star 25
  • 4 Rating Star 12
  • 3 Rating Star 6
  • 2 Rating Star 2

A salty-sweet side dish sure to please veggie-lovers and sweet-tooths alike! I can normally find a good-sized bag of fresh green beans at a fruit stand or farmer's market for about a dollar.

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Ingredients

Directions

  • Melt the butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Add green beans; cook and stir for about 5 minutes. Mix in the walnuts, and pour in water. Cover and cook for about 10 minutes, or until very little water is left in the pan.

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  • Add the salt, white sugar, and brown sugar; stir until beans and walnuts are evenly coated. Cover, and cook over medium heat for 5 more minutes. Remove from the heat and allow to cool slightly before serving.

Nutrition Facts

360.07 calories; 4.42 g protein; 49.58 g carbohydrates; 18.31 g fat; 22.9 mg cholesterol; 223.27 mg sodium.Full Nutrition


Reviews (32)

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Most helpful positive review

03/23/2008
I made these for Easter. Very big hit although I used about 2 lbs. of green beans and only 1/2 cup of brown sugar-no white sugar. I think that was a good move as I think it would have been way too sweet otherwise.
(40)

Most helpful critical review

12/14/2009
I thought it was very very sweet. I even added alot of soy sauce because I tasted it before it was done. It needed alot more then what it was besides a sugared greenbean. You could hardly taste the walnut. When I seved it to my guest. I told them I was trying something new. I got mixed ratings. Three said they have had better and two said it was good. I think it just depends if you like sweet things.
(5)
45 Ratings
  • 5 Rating Star 25
  • 4 Rating Star 12
  • 3 Rating Star 6
  • 2 Rating Star 2
03/23/2008
I made these for Easter. Very big hit although I used about 2 lbs. of green beans and only 1/2 cup of brown sugar-no white sugar. I think that was a good move as I think it would have been way too sweet otherwise.
(40)
09/12/2007
YUM!! I used chopped almonds instead. I also added some finely diced shallots and balsamic vinegar. This is an excellent side dish!!
(25)
12/02/2009
I reduced the sugar by half and added balsamic reduction. It turned out awesome!!!
(12)
10/15/2007
Fantastic! These are so easy to make and a HUGE hit!
(9)
08/20/2009
I made a few changes to this recipe as I didn't have walnuts and I don't eat dairy (butter): I cooked the green beans in olive oil instead of butter. I had to pour off some of the water as it was too much. I didn't use the white sugar based on some reviews that said it was too sweet. When the beans were done with the brown sugar and salt I found it a little bland for my taste (could have been the missing butter) so I threw in a little more salt and about a tablespoon of garlic and sauteed it all for a couple more minutes. Then they were amazing! I will definitely be making it again with my revisions.
(9)
12/28/2007
I received comments from some of my guests that it was too sweet.
(7)
01/05/2008
Definitely too sweet. If I make it again I would reduce the sugar by half.
(7)
09/03/2008
A nice and new recipe. I love walnuts and they were so tasty with the greenbeens and brown sugar. I got many compliments on my dinner that evening.
(6)
04/04/2011
I added shallots and balsamic vinegar. Delicious!
(6)