Monday, November 30, 2009

Sean's Green Beans and Almonds

I promised you to share my husband's famous green beans and almonds side dish - so here it is. This recipe has been everyone in our extended family's favorite side dish around holidays or anytime we get together for a nice meal. The recipe is quite simple. My husband, Sean came up with this delicious and flavorful recipe. All it is just garlic, Santa Maria Seasoning (or garlic salt), Pappy's (or season all seasoning salt), bacon crumbles and sliced almonds. Quite simple, right?

So Sean made this for Thanksgiving. I'm not really a turkey fan and I didn't really feel like eating meat anyway so all I had was a lot of these and some rolls. This Christmas, we'll be having these for sure.

Sean's Green Beans and Almonds

Printable Recipe


2-4 tablespoons butter
3 garlic cloves, minced
1-2 lbs french cut green beans
1/2 cup bacon crumbles (We use Kirkland brand)
3/4 cup sliced almonds
Santa Maria Seasoning (or garlic salt) to taste
Pappy's Seasoning (or Season All Seasoning) to taste
freshly ground black pepper to taste
1/3 - 1/2 cup water


In a large skillet, melt butter over medium-high heat. When the oil is hot, add the minced garlic and stir frequently until the garlic starts to brown. Stir in the green beans and add all the seasonings and black pepper. Add the water and reduce the heat to medium and cover. Let the green beans cook, about 10-15 minutes until the green beans are soft enough, but not too soft and until the water has evaporated. Remove from heat and serve.

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  1. This looks very pretty and delicious. I love the bright, refreshing colour of the beans. My family loves green beans. It's a very common dish in my family, fried with lots of garlic.

  2. This is one of my favourites with lots of garlic.Mmm...delicious!

  3. Anncoo-

    Always a lot of garlic! :)

  4. Mary-
    Green beans are so good and healthy. I am so happy that my husband makes such a great green beans dish. :)

  5. Mmm this is perfect for the holiday season! I love meaningful recipes that have been passed down--they always seem to taste better! Thanks so much for sharing :-)

  6. I love green beans! Great side dish recipe.

  7. CaSaundra-
    I love family recipes because you know it's gonna be good. :)

  8. omg i love grean beans these look AMAZING!!! and I love bacon...on everything hahaha

  9. Joy- this green bean dish is my husband's specialty and it tastes heavenly! I also love the bacon in the recipe. :)