1 (12-oz.) package frozen steam-in-bag whole green beans
2 peeled and sliced pears
2 tablespoons butter, melted
2 tablespoons brown sugar
2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
Salt and freshly ground pepper to taste
How to Make It
Prepare green beans according to package directions. Meanwhile, sauté pears with melted butter, brown sugar, and balsamic vinegar in a large skillet over medium-high heat 5 minutes or until crisp-tender. Stir in hot green beans, and sprinkle with salt and freshly ground pepper to taste.
This will be a great holiday side dish. My pears were too ripe, I will use firmer pears next time. I didn't peel the pears, I don't think it's necessary. I added walnuts for an extra dimension. I served with CL's Pork Tenderloin with Olive-Mustard Tapenade.
I enjoyed this dish even though I don't like green beans much, so I will definitely make it again. I also added roasted sesame seeds to the recipe adding another dimension to the dish. This would be great for holidays like Thanksgiving and Christmas because the pears make a twist to the traditional green beans.
My husband and I love this dish! We make it frequently. I use steam fresh green beans like the recipe calls for and Bosc pears that are slightly firm. I don't always peel the pears to save time and it still turns out great.
We loved this dish!! I used Bosc pears, which were pretty crunchy when I sliced them, but once they had simmered a while in the glaze, they were just right. Also, I used fresh green beans instead of frozen. I served this with a marinated pork tenderloin and CL's cider glazed carrots. My husband called it a gourmet meal :)
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