Spicy Green Beans are one of those easy, go to sides that go good with any dinner. When you add a little kick to them they are even better!
There are so many different ways you can cook Green Beans. You can make them in the microwave, on a stove top, in a skillet, on the grill or in the oven. A few years ago I started cooking them in the oven and on the grill. (Before this I was lazy and microwaved one of those frozen bags for 10 minutes.). Cooking veggies in the oven and on the grill was a game changer as there are so many easy possibilities. From that point on it became my favorite and the only way to prepare them. They cook the Green Beans perfectly with a little crisp and full flavor you can't get from the microwave. The best part about them is you can just throw them in and forget them. Just don't actually forget them, unless you like them SUPER crispy!
These bad boys are cooked with some Shallots, Crushed Red Peppers then tossed with Avocado Oil and spices. The Crushed Red Pepper adds nice little kick to what could be a boring dish.
How to make:
Just toss the Green Beans, Shallots, Crushed Red Pepper, Salt, Pepper and Onion Powder in the Avocado Oil, spread them out a cookie sheet and pop them cook them in the oven (or on the stove or grill). Any cooking method works, I prefer cooking them in the oven usually with some type of potato or other vegetables that I might be cooking/meal prepping. Why Shallots and not Onion or maybe Dried Chopped Onion? Shallots provide a great taste that is not to potent with almost a hint of Garlic. This adds a great flavor to the green beans!
Most things I make are simple and easy to put together and this is no exception. This recipe was created using fresh green beans but you can use frozen green beans in a pinch. While I always try to keep fresh green beans in the fridge there are times when I forget I to buy them. Then there are times I forgot how long I have had them. Therefore, I usually keep a few bags in the freezer just in case. It just makes life simpler and ensures that I always have Green Beans. Another fun fact. These are great to prep at the beginning of the week to use for different meals throughout the week. They also make a great snack!
If you don't like things too spicy then reduce the amount of Crushed Red Peppers, 1/2 teaspoon packs enough punch without being to hot. I hope you enjoy Spicy Green Beans as much as I do!Print
Green Beans with a little kick to them!! Whole30, Paleo and Keto Compliant!
- 1 pounds Green Beans
- 2 small Shallots (about a 1/4 cup)
- 2 tablespoons Avocado Oil or Ghee/Grass Fed Butter
- 2 teaspoons Minced Garlic
- 1 teaspoon Crushed Red Pepper
- ¼ teaspoon Onion Powder
- ¼ teaspoon Sea Salt
- ¼ teaspoon Black Pepper
- Heat Oven to 350°F degrees
- Cut the ends off of the Green Beans if needed, and slice/chop Shallots
- Add all ingredients to a mixing bowl, mixing until everything is evenly incorporated
- Spread Parchment Paper on Baking Sheet
- Evenly spread out Green Beans on top of the Parchment Paper,
- Cook for 15 minutes, stir and cook another 15 minutes.
- Category: Side Dish
Keywords: Green Beans