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This recipe for green beans and shallots is an easy family favorite of Rach's and makes regular appearances at their holiday table.

For a complete holiday feast, check out Rach's Garlicky Mashed Potatoes & Parsnips, Cran Apple Sauce, and Hard Cider-Braised Pork Shoulder.

From Rachael Ray In Season, Winter 2021.


  • Salt
  • 2 pounds green beans, trimmed
  • 4 tablespoons butter, cut into small pieces
  • 8 small (or 3 to 4 large) shallots, chopped
  • 1 cup chicken stock


Serves: 6 to 8


Prepare an ice bath.

In a deep skillet, bring a few inches of water to a boil. Salt the water, add the green beans, and cook until crisp-tender, 3 to 4 minutes. Using a slotted spoon, transfer the green beans to the ice bath to cool. Drain the green beans.

Pour the water out of the skillet. Add the butter to the skillet. Heat over medium-low until the butter melts. Add the shallots and cook, stirring occasionally, until very tender and lightly caramelized, about 15 minutes. Add the stock and the green beans. Turn off the heat and cover until ready to serve. If needed, reheat the green beans over medium-low until heated through, about 5 minutes.