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Holiday Green Beans

Holiday Green Beans

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This red and green dish is especially nice at Christmas. The ingredients sound a little odd, but the peanuts and soy give it a bit of an Oriental taste. I have always received compliments on this.

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  • Calories:
  • 297 kcal
  • 15%
  • Fat:
  • 24.5 g
  • 38%
  • Carbs:
  • 18g
  • 6%
  • Protein:
  • 7.7 g
  • 15%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 41 mg
  • 14%
  • Sodium:
  • 365 mg
  • 15%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet


  1. In a small saucepan over low heat melt butter with lemon juice and soy sauce. Stir in garlic and cook for about 10 minutes. Refrigerate overnight.
  2. Place green beans in a steamer over 1 inch of boiling water, and cover. Cook until tender but still crisp, about 10 minutes. Drain.
  3. Heat butter mixture and pour over beans. Stir in pimentos and peanuts. Toss and serve.
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Hubs and I both enjoyed these a lot! The pimiento is a nice addition, but I couldn't bring myself to add the peanuts, which just didn't sound appealing. Rather than steaming the beans I nuked them while I had the butter/soy mixture on the stove. I didn't bother refrigerating it overnight and I don't see how doing that would have necessarily been an improvement. Very pretty and nicely flavored.


Too much garlic, soy sauce is overpowering, and the peanuts were the worst thing of all. We tried this recipe because it sounded interesting, however out of a whole family of "we'll try anything" eaters-NOBODY liked this, absolutely nobody. Sorry!


I used fewer pimentos and about 1/2 the amount of soy sauce, and raw peanuts, to cut down on the salt content and they were still delicious