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Advocate-Tested Recipe

Green Beans With Glazed Pecans

Serves 4. Recipe by Teresa B. Day.

4 tablespoons unsalted butter

3 tablespoons packed light brown sugar

1/2 cup pecans, coarsely chopped

2 pounds green beans, trimmed

1/2 teaspoon kosher salt or to taste

1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper, or to

1. Melt the butter in a heavy cast iron skillet. Melt the sugar in the butter. Toss pecan pieces to coat. Brown for about 3 to 5 minutes.

2. Boil green beans in a 6-to-8 quart pot just covered in salted water uncovered until just tender, 5 to 7 minutes. Have a colander and a large bowl of ice water ready. Quickly submerge the green beans in the ice water to stop them from cooking then drain well.

3. Toss the green beans in the skillet with the pecan and sugar mixture until coated. Season with salt and pepper. Sauté beans until heated through, about 2 to 4 minutes. Transfer to a platter and serve.