Drunken Green Beans


*Disclosure: I received a free box of Beso Del Sole Sangria in exchange for writing a post on my blog.

I don’t know about y’all, but I can eat green beans in almost any form: raw, baked, fried or just plain sautéed! Green beans are a classic side for any holiday meal, but sometimes it’s nice to change up traditions. I’m always looking for ways to spice up my go-to recipes so when I had the opportunity to work with Beso Del Sol, I knew that I wanted to use the sangria as a way to update a old recipe.

These green beans are super easy, but they take a bit longer to make than your standard recipe. Mostly that’s because it takes a bit of time for the sangria to break down and become a glaze. The addition of cornstarch and brown sugar helps the sangria thicken. With a little time and patience, you’ll have a great glaze for green beans or any other veggie.

I love this sangria because it’s all-natural and only uses to best ingredients. It’s pretty fun to drink too. :)


Druken Green Beans
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Serves: 2-4
  • 2 cups Beso del Sol Sangria
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1½ tablespoons corn starch
  • 3 tablespoons water
  • 2 tablespoons of oil
  • 1 lb green beans
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • Walnuts
  1. In a small saucepan, combine sangria, brown sugar and honey and bring to a boil.
  2. Reduce heat to low and simmer sangria mixture for 30 minutes until it reduces by half. Combine the corn starch and water and pour into sangria mixture to thicken.
  3. Meanwhile, wash and snap green beans. In a medium sized pan, heat olive oil on medium heat and add green beans. Cook green beans in pan while sauce simmers. Add salt and pepper to taste.
  4. Pour sangria sauce over green beans and simmer for 5 additional minutes. Top with walnuts and serve warm.



Friday Link Love


Drink tahini hot chocolate from my name is yeh
Bake these triple ginger snap cookies from Love and Olive Oil
Make cinnamon espresso cashew butter from The Gouda Life
Eye this cute gold skirt from Kendi Everyday

1. Bud and I flew to San Francisco this week. Our flights there and our flights back were both significantly delayed. Not only did we never get a reason for the delay, we also didn’t receive any sort of apology from Southwest. The last four trips we’ve been on we’ve had significant delays. So frustrating!

2. I’m definitely a crazy cat lady, but I would never let a cat do this. It’s just too much. But it makes for a funny video!

3. Have you ever gotten a puppy for Christmas? Even if you haven’t, then you need to watch this video montage. It’s awesome.

4. It’s less than a week until Christmas! Can you believe that? How are you doing on presents? Since we’ll be traveling, we had to get all of our presents pretty early, but it makes for a much less stressful holiday!

5. Have you started thinking about goals for 2015? I haven’t really, but I’ll get there eventually!