Thanksgiving Green Beans

This simple green bean side dish is prepared with shallots, garlic, and fresh thyme, for an easy and delicious vegetable with lots of flavor. It’s great for Thanksgiving or any weeknight dinner! 

There are some foods that just aren’t sexy.  Meatloaf comes to mind (and if you’ve succeeded in making it attractive, let me know).  But green beans CAN be sexy, it’s just when they are sold frozen and canned, they can gain a pretty awful reputation.  Canned green beans are just disgusting, and hardly qualify as edible food in my book.  I think the best way to prepare them is freshly sauteed with lots of aromatics. Here’s how to make some beautiful green beans for your Thanksgiving feast:

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Thanksgiving Green Beans

This simple green bean side dish is prepared with shallots, garlic, and fresh thyme, for an easy and delicious vegetable with lots of flavor. It's great for Thanksgiving or any weeknight dinner! 
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword thanksgiving green beans
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 96kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 3/4 cup finely chopped red onion or shallots
  • 2 tbsp minced garlic
  • 1 lb fresh green beans
  • 15 sprigs of fresh thyme
  • 1/2 tsp red wine vinegar optional
  • salt and pepper

Instructions

  • Heat up a skillet over medium heat, then add the olive oil. Add the onion and season with a pinch of salt and pepper. Cook for 10 minutes, until softened.
  • Add the minced garlic and cook for 1 more minute. Add the green beans and thyme, and season with more salt and pepper. Saute for 15 minutes, until the raw bite has been taken out but they are still crisp and al dente.
  • Remove the thyme stems before serving, and add the vinegar for a little bit of brightness. Enjoy!

Nutrition

Calories: 96kcal | Carbohydrates: 15g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 378mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 5g

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