Photo: Michael Paul
Yield
8 servings, with leftovers

Add family-friendly flavor to this green bean side dish recipe by adding a few twists to the classic recipe.

How to Make It

Step 1

To make it...

Step 2

Bring a large saucepan of lightly salted water to a boil. Drop in the green beans and cook, uncovered, 5 to 7 minutes or until tender but still crisp. Drain. (Can be made ahead to this point. Rinse with cold water to stop the cooking. Place in a resealable plastic bag and refrigerate.) Dry the saucepan and return it to the stove. Toast the mustard seeds over low heat just until they pop, about 1 minute, stirring to prevent scorching. Add the honey and vinegar and cook until the sauce boils and becomes syrupy. Add the green beans and toss.

Step 3

To fake it...and save 15 minutes

Step 4

Thaw three 9-ounce packages whole green beans under warm running water. Place in a skillet with 1/2 cup bottled honey-mustard salad dressing. Over medium heat, toss until heated through, adding more dressing if necessary to lightly coat all the green beans.

Ratings & Reviews

melina123's Review

tara31
June 20, 2011
I agree with the previous reviewer, way too sweet and maybe I should have read that post before making this dish. I can see how the addition of the yellow mustard would make it much better. I will not make it again - didn't really like the flavors together. I also rushed it and toasted the mustard seeds over high but it still took much longer than about 1 minute for the mustard seeds to start to pop. And they weren't crunchy for some reason like another reviewer mentioned. Hmmmm, maybe I should give this another try? But then again it did leave an overly sweet odor in the kitchen. I think if one likes these types of flavors and with the modifications mentioned it would be a "keeper"!!

karaboo's Review

madjack96
January 30, 2010
These were so good with one minor tweak. i added 1 T of yellow mustard to the mixture while it was cooking. I thought the sauce tasted too sweet and not enough like honey mustard without it. It was fantastic!

tara31's Review

karaboo
December 31, 2009
I didn't have the full 1/3 cup of honey, so my glaze was a bit thin, but the flavor was wonderful - love the crunch of the mustard seeds!

madjack96's Review

melina123
December 25, 2008
Made this Christmas Day to go with a crown roast of pork. Not only was it super easy, it was delicious! Nice blend of flavors. I did add two extra tablespoons of honey, though.