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.
WINNER! From the Kitchen of Mari Lappin
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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