February Recipe Swap: Caramelized Spicy Green Beans

February 3, 2013 | By | Comments (0)

In our community cookbook, we ask readers to submit their best-loved recipes. Here’s a taste of what got the highest raves in the Southern Living test kitchen this month.

Photo by Jennifer Davick

Photo by Jennifer Davick

WINNER! From the Kitchen of Mari Lappin
Carmel, IN

Salty-sweet flavors, some caramelization, and a bit of spice give these green beans a little pep in their step.

Caramelized Spicy Green Beans

Cook 1 lb. fresh haricots verts (tiny green beans) in boiling salted water to cover 1 minute; drain. Plunge green beans into ice water to stop the cooking process; drain well, pressing between paper towels. Stir together 2 Tbsp. light brown sugar, 1 Tbsp. soy sauce, and 1/2 tsp. dried crushed red pepper. Sauté 1 medium-size red bell pepper, sliced; 1/2 medium-size sweet onion, sliced; and green beans in 1 tsp. hot peanut oil in a large skillet over high heat 3 to 5 minutes or until beans look blistered. Sprinkle with 3/4 tsp. seasoned salt. Remove from heat; add soy sauce mixture to green bean mixture, and stir to coat.

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