Maple Dijon Green Beans with Bacon, Candied Pecans and Goat Cheese

Maple Dijon Green Beans with Bacon, Candied Pecans and Goat Cheese
The maple-dijon flavour combo is amazing and I enjoy using it in a lot of recipe including side dishes like this maple dijon green beans with bacon, candied pecans and goat cheese! The recipe is as simple as tossing the cooked green beans in the maple-dijon sauce along with the bacon, pecans and cheese! I like to either steam or pan fry/roast the green beans and I tend to decide based on the other dishes in the meal to make things as easy as possible. You can change things up by using different sweeteners, like honey, different nuts, cheeses, etc. to keep things interesting! These maple dijon green beans with bacon, candied pecans and goat cheese are the perfect side for any occasion from a weeknight meal to Thanksgiving or Christmas dinner!

Maple Dijon Green Beans with Bacon, Candied Pecans and Goat Cheese

Maple Dijon Green Beans with Bacon, Candied Pecans and Goat Cheese

Maple Dijon Green Beans with Bacon, Candied Pecans and Goat Cheese

Maple Dijon Green Beans with Bacon, Candied Pecans and Goat CheeseMaple Dijon Green Beans with Bacon, Candied Pecans and Goat Cheese
Maple Dijon Green Beans with Bacon, Candied Pecans and Goat Cheese

Maple Dijon Green Beans with Bacon, Candied Pecans and Goat Cheese

Prep Time: 10 minutes Cook Time: 20 minutes Total Time: 30 minutes Servings: 6

Green beans tossed in a tasty maple-dijon sauce and topped with crispy bacon, crunchy candied pecans and creamy goat cheese!


ingredients
  • 1 1/2 pounds green beans, trimmed
  • 4 strips bacon, cut into 1/2 inch pieces
  • 1 small onions, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 1 tablespoon dijon mustard
  • 1 tablespoon grainy mustard
  • 2 teaspoons white miso paste (optional)
  • 2 teaspoons soy sauce (or tamari)
  • 2 teaspoons rice vinegar (or white wine vinegar)
  • 1/4 cup candied pecans (see below)
  • 1/4 cup goat cheese (or feta) crumbled
directions
  1. Blanch the green beans by simmering them in water or steaming them until bright green and just tender/crisp, and drain.
  2. Meanwhile, cook the bacon in a pan over medium heat until crispy and set aside on paper towels to drain.
  3. Add the onion to the pan and cook in the bacon grease until tender, about 5-7 minutes, before adding the garlic and cooking until fragrant, about a minute.
  4. Add the green beans and the mixture of the maple syrup, mustards, miso paste, soy sauce and vinegar and toss to coat.
  5. Serve the green beans topped with the crumbled bacon, pecans and cheese.

Option: Omit bacon and use 1 tablespoon oil to cook the onions in step 2.
Option: Add sriracha to the maple dijon sauce.
Nutrition Facts: Calories 141, Fat 7.2g (Saturated 2.1g, Trans 0), Cholesterol 10, Sodium 222mg, Carbs 15.3g (Fiber 4.7g, Sugars 6.4g), Protein 6g
Nutrition by: Nutritional facts powered by Edamam

Candied Pecans

Prep Time: 5 minutes Cook Time: 5 minutes Cool Time: 10 minutes Total Time: 20 minutes Servings: 44 (1 cup or 4 1/4 cup servings)

Toasted pecans coated in crispy sweet candy coating!


ingredients
  • 1 cup pecans, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1/4 cup sugar
directions
  1. Cook everything in a no-stick pan over medium heat, stirring constantly, until the sugar has melted and coated the nut and then cook for 4 minutes more.
  2. Place on parchment paper or a baking sheet, separate with forks and let cool for 5-10 minutes.

Option: Add salt!
Option: Add spices like cinnamon or chili powder!
Nutrition Facts: Calories 289, Fat 25.2g (Saturated 3.1g, Trans 0), Cholesterol 8, Sodium 22mg, Carbs 16.9g (Fiber 3.3g, Sugars 13.6g), Protein 3.4g
Nutrition by: Nutritional facts powered by Edamam

9 comments:

Jenny said...

These flavors!! Perfection!

marla {Family Fresh Cooking} said...

Adding these beans to my Thanksgiving menu!

Maria Lichty said...

A great side for the upcoming holidays!

naomi {@bakersroyale} said...

This dish is going to be perfect for a fall dinner table!

A SPICY PERSPECTIVE said...

I'm loving all the flavors! Yum!

Heather Christo said...

What a fantastic side dish!

martinnkey2paris said...

You could substitute bacon for duck filet and pecans for toasted almonds, caramelized or not if you want to avoid sugar. but the blend green beans, nuts and goat cheese is a great one. Thanks

Julie | Table for Two said...

Maple bacon is one of my favorite flavor combos!

Kevin Lynch said...

martinnkey2paris: Duck would be nice in this!

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