How to Cook Fresh Thanksgiving Green Beans

A delicious, and lower calorie, alternative to Thanksgiving green bean casserole. Fresh green beans are an entirely different animal than canned - so if you think you don't like them, try these!

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I personally loathe green bean casserole, and it seems to be at every table during the holidays - this is my alternative.

I personally loathe green bean casserole, and it seems to be at every table during the holidays - this is my alternative.

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Wash, then snap the ends off one pound of fresh green beans.

Wash, then snap the ends off one pound of fresh green beans.

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When you look at your beans, you'll see that one end has a "stem" of sorts (on the left). Simply pinch it, and bend the bean until it breaks. You *can* snap both ends - I never do.

When you look at your beans, you'll see that one end has a "stem" of sorts (on the left). Simply pinch it, and bend the bean until it breaks. You *can* snap both ends - I never do.

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Mince 4 cloves garlic. Rough chop a handful of raw almonds. Prepare one cup of beef stock.

Mince 4 cloves garlic. Rough chop a handful of raw almonds. Prepare one cup of beef stock.

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You can use slivered or sliced almonds, or raw pecans as well. I have a child with dental work, so I cut mine large enough for him to pick out. Use what you like!

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I often am without beef stock, so I use McCormick Beef Base. 1 1/2 tbsp per one cup of water. Beef bullion is too salty for my taste, but you can use beef broth as well.

I often am without beef stock, so I use McCormick Beef Base. 1 1/2 tbsp per one cup of water. Beef bullion is too salty for my taste, but you can use beef broth as well.

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This recipe is equally delicious with chicken stock or broth! McCormick also makes a delicious chicken base. I used beef in this tutorial because this was a side dish for a beef main course.

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Heat one tbsp unsalted butter and a couple tablespoons of olive oil in a pot over medium heat.

Heat one tbsp unsalted butter and a couple tablespoons of olive oil in a pot over medium heat.

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Toss almonds & garlic into the pot and sauté until the almonds are a toasty brown color. Stir frequently and keep an eye on it - garlic is incredibly easy to burn, and you'd have to start over.

Toss almonds & garlic into the pot and sauté until the almonds are a toasty brown color. Stir frequently and keep an eye on it - garlic is incredibly easy to burn, and you'd have to start over.

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When finished, you can toss all contents of the pot into a serving dish. The liquid helps keep the beans warm while you plate the rest of your meal.

When finished, you can toss all contents of the pot into a serving dish. The liquid helps keep the beans warm while you plate the rest of your meal.

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Salt & pepper to taste, if desired. Savory, delicious, and super easy! Enjoy!

Salt & pepper to taste, if desired. Savory, delicious, and super easy! Enjoy!

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