I may have mentioned this but I allow myself one or two really special treats over the weekend which really helps with my motivation in eating well throughout the week. To keep things balanced I make sure to prepare one huge veggie side dish for when I feel like munching on something. This specific one feels so appropriate with Thanksgiving capping this week. Do you have your menus sorted? I do thanks to Pinterest! I have a board called Thanksgiving recipes with several great ideas if you are looking for some still. And now that that's all set, time for some good old Black Friday shopping. I'm looking out for a Bosch mixer and new vacuum cleaner, what's on your list?
Maple Ginger Green Beans with Facon & Brussel Sprouts
1 lb. Green Beans, ends removed
10 Medium Brussel Sprouts, halved
3 oz. Jacks Gourmet Facon Cured Beef Bacon
2 Cloves of Fresh Garlic Sliced Thin
1 Medium Zucchini, Cubed
1 Tablespoon Fresh Grated Ginger
2 Tablespoons Olive Oil
Maple Ginger Stir Fry Sauce:
3 Tablespoons Soy Sauce
5 Tablespoons Maple Syrup
1 Tablespoon Fresh Lime Juice
1 Teaspoon Corn Starch
Salt & Pepper to taste
Add a pinch of red pepper flakes if you like some heat
1. Pour 2 tablespoons of olive oil into the bottom of a wok or deep non stick frying pan. Toss fresh green beans, brussel sprouts, garlic, zuchinni and ginger into the pan and cook for 3-4 minutes over medium heat or until veggies have slightly softened. Then, slice the facon into bite sized bits and add to the veggies. Allow to cook another 2-3 minutes, mixing every minute or so to evenly cook through.
2. Pour soy sauce, maple syrup, lime juice, salt and pepper and corn starch (and red pepper flakes if your using them) into a sauce pan and allow to simmer over low heat until a thicker sauce is formed, mixing often to combine and keep it nice and smooth.
3. Preheat the oven to 400 degress. Transfer the vegetables from the wok to a baking sheet or 9X13 pan. Pour the prepared maple ginger stir fry sauce over the top of the veggies and place the baking sheet in the oven preferably on the middle rack. Bake for 10-15 minutes or until everything is a bit caramelized and cooked through completely. Serve warm.
I really hope you will give my Maple Ginger Green Beans with Facon & Brussel Sprouts recipe a try! Don't forget to leave me a comment below letting me know what it was like if you do! Criticisms and advice are welcome too! And feel free to tag me on Instagram or post your photo on my facebook page as well.
Have a very Happy Thanksgiving!
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