With the right recipe, garlic and honey can drive your taste buds crazy. We all know green beans are healthy and a holiday staple but if you want the kids and visitors to empty their plate, you are going to have to cook them with the right ingredients. The touch of honey in this recipe and the garlic add a fairly distinct flavor that will make your green beans just as popular as the turkey and mashed potatoes.
- Fresh green beans (recipe is for roughly 50 fresh beans), ends cut
- 2T olive oil
- 1 clove fresh garlic, peeled, crushed, and minced
- 2T raw honey
- Red paper flakes (to taste – optional)
- Salt and pepper, to taste
To make raw honey and garlic green beans:
- Heat large skillet over medium heat
- When pan is warmed, add olive oil and heat
- After olive oil has been heated, add garlic to flavor pan
- Add green beans to the mix and toss to ensure beans are completely covered in olive oil
- Continue to cook green beans, tossing occasionally, for about five minutes
- Green beans should star to lightly brown on all sides before next step
- Add honey to pan and toss again to ensure there is some honey on all of beans
- Cook for an additional 30 seconds or so to ensure the honey has been warmed
- Just before removing, add salt and pepper to taste
- Remove beans and place in serving dish or on plates
- If desired, lightly sprinkle the beans with chili pepper flakes
Personally, the chili pepper flakes are the perfect finishing touch for me. That little bit of heat works great with the honey to create a remarkable flavor. If you don’t want to use chili pepper flakes but would like some additional heat, add a hot sauce. For this particular recipe, Tabanero hot sauce works exceptionally well.
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