A quick 15-minute side dish recipe for any occasion. These green beans with brown sugar and Dijon mustard are delicious and easy to make.
If you are looking for a last-minute side dish, green beans are always an easy-to-go side dish that won’t take long to make. Plus, they go with just about every meal and you can flavor them to your liking. We enjoy making them with chicken fried steak or with one of these instant pot ground beef dinners.
Easy Dijon Mustard Green Beans with Brown Sugar
Can I Use Canned Green Beans with this Green Beans with Brown Sugar Recipe?
I don’t recommend using canned green beans for this recipe. Canned green beans are already cooked so you are just essentially warming them up. They will probably get too mushy.
Fresh beans will be crisp and will allow the sugar mixture to caramelize bringing out the flavors.
What should I serve these green beans with Dijon Mustard In?
Simple bowls and side serving dishes will work when serving these brown sugar green beans. These are a few of our favorites and we use them for just about any side dish, especially when we have guests or large dinners.
Dijon Mustard: You can use your favorite brand of Dijon Mustard to add that distinctive flavor.
Butter: To help brown and flavor the green beans.
Brown Sugar: Brown sugar will add some sweetness to the green bean dish. Combine it with the Dijon Mustard and butter to create a unique and flavorful sauce.
Fresh Green Beans: Our main ingredient. Canned green beans aren’t recommended because they won’t retain that crispness. Just take the fresh green beans and snap the ends off of them.
Water: This will help cook and kind of steam the green beans.
Salt & Pepper: Just to add a little extra flavor to the green beans with brown sugar recipe.
Green Beans with Brown Sugar Recipe
If you haven’t tried brown sugar and Dijon mustard with your green beans, you are missing out! The brown sugar and mustard caramelize onto the green beans giving you a tasty dish.
Prep: 10 Minutes
Cook: 15 Minutes
- 1 1/2 tablespoons of Dijon mustard
- 1 1/2 tablespoons of brown sugar
- 4 cups of green beans
- a 1/2 teaspoon of salt
- 1/2 teaspoon of pepper
- a 1/2 tablespoon of butter
- 1/3 cup of water
How to make these brown sugar and Dijon mustard green beans:
Trim the ends off the fresh green beans and place them in a pan with 1/3 cup of water.
Set to medium-high heat and saute the green beans for 6 to 8 minutes. Add in the butter and saute for another 3 minutes.
Test the green beans. They should still be crisp but tender enough to eat. If not cook them for a few more minutes until they have reached your desired doneness.
Then, lower the heat to low and toss in brown sugar and Dijon mustard. Stir thoroughly so the green beans are coated with the brown sugar Dijon mustard sauce.
As you toss them in the heat, the sauce will caramelize onto the green beans.
Sprinkle with salt and pepper and remove from heat.
These green beans with Dijon mustard and brown sugar are best served as a warm side dish to go along with your tasty dinner!
The green beans with Dijon mustard also make a tasty holiday side dish. You can serve them for Easter, Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year’s, and more. They will be great sitting next to the deviled eggs!
More Side Dish Recipes:
- Homemade Baked Mac & Cheese
- Deviled Eggs
- For winter or holidays, these cranberry recipes are perfect.
- BLT pasta salad
- Serve these green beans with Dijon mustard with some popcorn chicken dishes.
- Deviled Egg Pasta Salad
- in addition to your holiday cranberry recipes, you can serve these green beans with brown sugar and Dijon mustard
- oven baked scalloped potatoes
- cajun roasted carrots
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Green Beans with Brown Sugar and Dijon Mustard
- 1 1/2 tbsp dijon mustard
- 1 1/2 tbsp brown sugar
- 4 c green beans
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp pepper
- 1/2 tbsp butter
- 1/3 c water
- Trim the ends off the fresh green beans and place them in a pan with 1/3 cup of water.
- Set to medium-high heat and saute the green beans for 6 to 8 minutes. Add in the butter and saute for another 3 minutes.
- Test the green beans. They should still be crisp but tender enough to eat. If not cook for a few more minutes until they have reached your desired doneness.
- Then, lower heat to low and toss in brown sugar and dijon mustard. Stir thoroughly. The sauce will caramelize onto the green beans.
- Sprinkle with salt and pepper and remove from heat.
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