These apple cider green beans are served in a delicious salty, sweet and tart sauce full of intense apple flavor. They make a terrific side dish for roasted poultry (such as these roasted Cornish game hens). The dish is perfect for Thanksgiving but is equally delicious during the rest of the year.
For more fall recipes with apple cider, also check out this mustard pork tenderloin and this apple cider chicken marinade!
You need apple cider, thyme, onion, frozen green beans, chicken broth and unsalted butter for this recipe.
You can use French-cut (thinly sliced) green beans or whole green beans for this recipe. (Note that whole green beans will take a little longer to steam.)
Recipe notes & tips:
- I recommend tasting the sauce before adding the beans to it. If you prefer a stronger apple flavor, add more apple cider and reduce the sauce again.
How to make it:
See full ingredients & instructions in the recipe card below!
Step 1. Steam frozen green beans until tender.
Step 2. Saute diced onion in melted butter.
Step 3. Add chicken broth, apple cider and reduce.
NOTE: Be sure to cook the sauce all the way down until it has a delicious, tart apple flavor.
Step 4. Stir in dried thyme and season to taste with salt.
How to serve it:
These beans go very well with roasted poultry. They make a great side dish for a Thanksgiving dinner but work equally well the rest of the year.
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Apple Cider Green Beans
- kitchen scale
- measuring cups and spoons
- knife and cutting board
- steamer basket
- wooden spoon
- 8 ounces frozen green beans
- 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
- ¼ cup finely diced onion (you need about ⅓ of a small onion for that)
- ¾ cup chicken broth
- ¼ cup apple cider
- 1½ teaspoons dried thyme
- salt, to taste
- Bring a pot of water to a boil and steam the beans until tender (8 to 10 minutes).
- While the beans are steaming, melt the butter in saucepan.
- Add the onion and saute until translucent.
- Add the broth and the apple cider.
- Cook on high heat until the liquid is reduced to a thick and syrupy consistency (10 to 12 minutes).*
- Stir the thyme into the sauce, then season with salt to taste.
- Toss the beans with the sauce and serve.
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