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Sweet-n-Savory Green Beans

Sweet-n-Savory Green Beans

Sweet-n-Savory Green Beans


  • Delicious recipe Specialty: GF, V, K
Nutritional Information


1/4 cup sherry

1/4 cup Ocean Spray® Cranberry Juice Cocktail

freshly ground black pepper to taste

1/2 cup blanched almonds, toasted**

10 ounces fresh or frozen green beans

1 small onion, sliced

2 tablespoons water

1/2 teaspoon salt

2 cloves garlic, sliced

2 tablespoons butter

1 teaspoon cumin seed*

1 teaspoon curry powder

4 ounces Ocean Spray® Craisins® Original Dried Cranberries


If using fresh green beans, cook in salted boiling water for 3 to 4 minutes or until just tender. Drain; rinse in cold water.

Combine onion, water and salt in large skillet. Cook over medium-high heat until water evaporates. Add beans, garlic, butter, cumin and curry powder; stir to coat beans. Stir in dried cranberries, sherry, juice cocktail and pepper. Reduce heat to medium-low; cook for 5 to 10 minutes or until liquid evaporates and mixture is heated through. Sprinkle with almonds.

Makes 6 servings.

*If desired, lightly toast cumin seed in small skillet and pound with mortar and pestle to bring out flavor.

**To toast almonds, cook in small nonstick skillet over medium heat, stirring constantly, for 5 to 6 minutes or until golden brown and fragrant. Toasted salted Marcona almonds can be substituted.

2009 Ultimate Cranberry Recipe Contest Finalist

Kara Adanalian

Fresno, CA


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Colleen from Greeley, Colorado 12/15/2012 at 07:05 PM

I too used Port as another reviewer did. I doubled the recipe to take to a dinner party. I already had roasted almonds whole ones ... I split them for easier eating. I too like the mix of sweet and tart.

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New Holiday FAVORITE

Daphne from Portland, OR 11/29/2010 at 03:42 PM

My husband usually cooks the entire Thanksgiving dinner, but when I saw this recipe I just HAD to give it a try. What a HIT! We absolutely loved the fresh, spicy, sweet, hot and tangy flavors. I used port instead of sherry and it was marvelous. We used the leftovers in an omelet and it was the very best vegetable omelet I've ever eaten in my life. As a matter of fact, Sweet-N-Savory Green Beans are SO delicious, I'm making this recipe again tonight!


Anonymous from Stratford, WI 11/17/2010 at 09:19 PM

Extremely flavorful and healthy. Beautiful dish to serve. If you like rich and deep spice flavor, this fits the bill.

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