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Skillet Charred Green Beans with Goat Cheese Chipotle Butter - Hero shot of beans in cast iron skillet being stirred with wooden spoon

Skillet Charred Green Beans with Goat Cheese Chipotle Butter

4.5 from 4 votes
Carol | From A Chef's Kitchen
Skillet Charred Green Beans with Goat Cheese Chipotle Butter takes green beans to a whole new flavorful level! Skillet charring is easier and faster than roasting!
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Course Side Dishes - Vegetables
Cuisine Southwestern / Mexican
Servings 4
Calories 139 kcal

Ingredients
  

Goat Cheese Chipotle Butter

  • 1 stick butter salted or unsalted, softened to room temperature
  • 2 ounces goat cheese ½ of a 4-ounce log
  • ¼ teaspoon chipotle powder
  • ¼ teaspoon salt if using unsalted butter

Green Beans

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 pound green beans trimmed
  • 3 large cloves garlic thinly sliced
  • 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar or to taste
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste

Instructions
 

Goat Cheese Chipotle Butter

  • Combine ingredients in a mini food processor or blender. Process until smooth. Set aside.

Green Beans

  • Heat a cast-iron skillet or saute pan over high heat for 2 minutes.
  • Add the oil, heat to shimmering and add the green beans. Spread them out into a single layer, reduce heat to medium-high and cook 2 minutes without stirring or until beans begin to char.
  • Stir, add the garlic, then cook 5 more minutes or until crisp-tender and evenly charred, tossing occasionally.
  • Give the beans a light splash of the red wine vinegar and season to taste with salt and black pepper, to taste.
  • Toss with the butter and stir until melty soft. Serve immediately.

Notes

After washing, dry the beans as best you can so you don't have wet, watery beans hitting the hot oil.
MAKE AHEAD:  The Goat Cheese - Chipotle Butter can be made 2-3 days ahead of time.
FREEZER-FRIENDLY:  The butter can be made ahead and frozen.  Wrap securely and freeze for up to 2-3 months.

Nutrition

Serving: 1 | Calories: 139kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 7mg | Sodium: 207mg | Potassium: 256mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 967IU | Vitamin C: 15mg | Calcium: 67mg | Iron: 2mg

These are estimated values generated from a nutritional database using unbranded products. Please do your own research with the products you're using if you have a serious health issue or are following a specific diet.

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