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. 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.
A complete holiday/Christmas menu
In addition to this green bean casserole recipe, I have for you herb roasted beef tenderloin, cheesy rosemary mashed potato casserole (the best!) and you can’t have roast beef without my homemade creamy horseradish sauce.
The best way to enjoy green beans
I’m not the biggest green bean fan, but this recipe made me devour them. Usually people add bacon to make them taste better, but this recipe has no bacon and doesn’t need it and makes it perfect for the vegetarian, non-meat eater. 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.
Take help from the slow cooker/crockpot
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. Below are pictures and links to the other amazing recipes for this holiday meal.
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 (from left to right)