Are you looking for a simple but delicious recipe for a holiday meal? I’ve got just the holiday side dish: green beans with brown butter topping. Not only is this dish SUPER easy to make, it’s sure to be crowd-pleaser. Green beans are one of my favorite vegetables but the brown butter topping is *chef’s kiss* perfection. You definitely don’t want to skip this one! Plus, checkout my review of our updated stainless steel cookware from Farberware below.
Disclosure: this post is sponsored by Farberware but opinions are my own.
Why Stainless Steel Cookware?
If you’ve followed along with my family and I on Instagram, you know that we have been making a transition to a non-toxic lifestyle for the past couple of years. Well, this year we decided to replace our cookware with all stainless steel pieces. We have the Millennium 10-Piece Cookware Set from Farberware that has been amazing (check it out below)! We decided to switch to stainless steel because it’s non-toxic, very durable and will last a lifetime with the right care.
Now I’m sure you’ve heard of Farberware because they have been around for many generations. Their products are known for their durability, design and performance. Their cookware pieces have helped craft the meals that make family memories and bring everyone together. They are the trusted brand to deliver family meal traditions over and over again. I’d bet if you asked your grandparents or parents if they know the Farberware brand they would absolutely say yes.
Tips for Cooking with Stainless Steel Cookware
If you haven’t cooked with stainless steel cookware before there are a few things you should know to ease the transition. The most important tip is always preheat your pan! You can test to see if it’s ready to use by splashing a bit of water on it; if it beads up and sizzles it’s ready. Another tip I’ve found useful is to keep the heat lower than you would with other types of pans – especially if you have a gas range like we do (I cook most things on medium).
Our 10-piece set from Farberware has stainless steel bases that fully encapsulate a thick aluminum core and have even heat distribution. They work great on our gas range but can also be used on glass or induction tops and are oven safe to 500°F.
Stainless Steel Cookware Care Tips
Taking care of stainless steel is important if you want it to look great for years to come. Here’s a tip: don’t put your hot pan under cold water, let it cool down first. We have a plastic pan scraper that is gentle enough to use to get food off and then we just finish it off with soapy water and a sponge (I use diluted castile soap). Another tip: always dry your pans immediately for a perfectly polished look (and to avoid water spots). I have to note that all of our Farberware stainless steel pots and pans are dishwasher safe (!!) but I just prefer to hand wash them to make sure they stay perfect.
Holiday Side Dish: Green Beans with Brown Butter Topping
Now that you’re ready to use stainless steel cookware, let’s get to holiday side dish recipe – green beans with brown butter topping! This recipe has very few ingredients and you can make it in one skillet. You need:
- 1/2 stick of salted butter (I prefer Kerrygold because it’s from grass-fed cows)
- 1 clove organic garlic
- 4 slices of fresh sourdough bread
- 1 pound organic green beans
- 1 tablespoon avocado oil
- 3 tablespoons water
- sea salt (I use Redmond’s)
First put the sourdough through a food processor for a few seconds to make the bread crumbs (consistency is up to you I made mine on the finer side). Once that is done, set them aside and grab a thick-bottomed skillet to make the brown butter. Heat up your skillet first on medium low-heat and once it’s ready, put the butter in. Once the butter is melted, stir constantly; it will look foamy, turn to a golden brown and then brown specs will form when it’s finished. It will smell nutty and delicious. At this point, add your garlic and sauté for 45 seconds, then add the sourdough breadcrumbs and sauté until browned (10ish minutes). Take them off heat and set aside.
In the same skillet add the avocado oil, green beans, salt and pepper. Cook the beans until they are bright and glossy (5ish minutes). Add the water and cover until steamed to desired consistency (I did a couple minutes so they were nice and crunchy still). Transfer the green beans to a plate and top with the breadcrumb topping!
That’s it! The whole process took about 30 minutes from prep to finish. The girls and I devoured them as soon as they were done. I will be making this dish for the holidays for sure!
Make sure to check out Farberware’s stainless steel Millennium 10-Piece Cookware Set . Making the switch to stainless steel was definitely worth it for us! We will be enjoying our cookware for years to come.
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Holiday Side Dish: Green Beans with Brown Butter ToppingCourse: SidesDifficulty: Easy
1/2 stick of salted butter
1 clove organic garlic
4 slices fresh sourdough bread
1 lb organic green beans
1 TBSP avocado oil
3 TBSP water
- Use a food processor for the sourdough bread to make breadcrumbs.
- Heat thick-bottomed skillet on medium-low heat, melt the butter and stir until it’s foamy, golden brown and brown specs form.
- Add garlic and sauté for 45 seconds. Add breadcrumbs and sauté until browned about 10 minutes then take off heat and set aside.
- In the same skillet, add avocado oil, green beans, salt and pepper. Cook until bright and glossy.
- Add water, cover and steam until desired consistency.
- Transfer green beans to a plate and top with the breadcrumb topping.
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