Green Beans With Blue Cheese

recipe
Make a green bean side dish that pairs perfectly with barbecue, grilled chicken, or even a holiday feast. Toss frequently to evenly distribute ingredients.

Yield:

Makes 6 servings

Recipe from

Southern Living

Recipe Time

Prep: 20 Minutes
Cook: 12 Minutes

Ingredients

1 pound fresh green beans, trimmed
1 cup chopped cooked ham
3/4 cup crumbled blue cheese
1/3 cup chopped walnuts, toasted
1 teaspoon pepper

Preparation

Cut trimmed green beans into 2-inch pieces.

Arrange beans in a steamer basket over boiling water. Cover and steam 5 minutes. Plunge beans into ice water to stop cooking process; drain.

Sauté 1 cup chopped ham in a large skillet over medium-high heat 2 minutes; add green beans, and sauté 3 minutes. Add crumbled blue cheese, and cook, stirring constantly, 2 minutes or until cheese is melted. Add 1/3 cup chopped walnuts and 1 teaspoon pepper, tossing well. Serve immediately.

Note:

Laura Tuttle, Wichita, Kansas,

July 2005
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