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Traeger Sides: Butter Braised Green Beans

Posted by Susie B. on January 4, 2014

Traeger Sides: Butter Braised Green Beans

The holidays just wouldn't be complete without an indulgent side dish masked as a "vegetable." We love green beans cooked in many different ways, but our absolute favorite is braising them low and slow in butter. They develop such a sweet, nutty flavor as the butter starts to carmelize and brown. You won't even have to fight your kids to eat these veggies at your next gathering. It'll be like a Christmas miracle!

 

Butter-Braised Green Beans


DIFFICULTY: 1/5
PELLETS: Pecan or Oak
PREP TIME: Less than 5 min.
COOK TIME: 90 min.
SERVES: 6 to 8

INGREDIENTS:
24 ounces thin fresh green beans, trimmed, or whole frozen green beans, thawed
8 tbsps. (1 stick) butter, melted
Traeger Veggie Shake or coarse salt (kosher or sea) and freshly ground pepper to taste

PREPARATION:
1. When ready to cook, start the Traeger grill on Smoke with the lid open until the fire is established (4 to 5 minutes). Set the temperature to 325 degrees F and preheat, lid closed, for 10 to 15 minutes.

2. Put the beans in a pile on a rimmed baking sheet and pour the melted butter over them. Using tongs, spread the beans out in the pan and season with Traeger Veggie Shake.

Traeger Sides: Butter Braised Green Beans

3. Roast the beans for about 1 hour, stirring and lifting with tongs every 20 minutes or so. The beans should be very tender, shriveled, and lightly browned in places.

Traeger Sides: Butter Braised Green Beans

Transfer to a serving bowl and serve while hot.