Slow Cooker Green Beans with Shallots and Almonds
Slow Cooker Green Beans with Shallots and Almonds is the easiest and most delicious holiday side dish.
Taking help from the crockpot to make things easy, green beans are slow cooked in bath of butter and vegetable stock, topped with sweet shallots and toasted almonds.
This week I am bringing to you a complete, holiday dinner menu consisting of 4 recipes. If you’re all ‘turkeyed out’ from Thanksgiving, then this is the menu for you.
In addition to this recipe, all this week look out for herb roasted beef tenderloin, cheesy rosemary mashed potato casserole (the best!) and you can’t have roast beef without my homemade creamy horseradish sauce that is so good and so easy to make. For a complete meal.
I’m not the biggest green bean fan, but this recipe made me devour them. Now, there is a little (just a little) pre-work involved before cooking and it involves the shallots.
The reason for this is, I don’t like to add raw shallots because they will just not soften enough and might be too overpowering. When you get a bite of green bean with the sweet shallot, a little crunch from the almonds and all of this is coated in the butter and vegetable stock (which makes a nice little sauce), it’s perfection. I like to use toasted almond slices for this recipe because slivered are too thick and give to much of a bite.
When I’m preparing Thanksgiving or Christmas dinner, I like to use the crockpot for as many dish as I can and this is an easy side dish. The beans cook while you prepare the rest of the meal and it is such a big help.
In the recipe, I have given a choice of cooking times because some people like their green beans crunchy, some like them soft so anywhere from 3-4 hours should give you your desired tenderness.
So there you have recipe #1. Be on the lookout this week for the rest of this amazing holiday meal. I’ll be sharing links to all of the recipes in all of the posts.
If you’ve tried this or any other recipe on the blog then don’t forget to rate the recipe and let me know how it turned out in the comments below. I love to hear from my readers!
These are the the other recipes for the complete holiday dinner