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Green Beans Southwest style with Browned Butter

Green beans Southwest style with browned butter. This easy, quick, and keto-friendly recipe has just the right amount of heat.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: green beans Southwestern keto
Servings: 4
Calories: 116kcal
Cost: $5


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  • heavy bottom skillet


  • ¾ lb. green beans
  • 3 tbsp. butter
  • ½ cup salsa you choose how hot it is.
  • ½ jalapeno finely diced and seeds removed for less heat
  • 2 tbsp cilantro fresh coarsely chopped


  • To adjust the portions, click on the number of serving and a slider will pop up. Adjusting the slider up or down will automatically recalculate the amount needed for each ingredient.
  • Cook the green beans in salted water until they are fork-tender but still a little crisp. Drain and cover to keep warm.
    cooking green beans
  • Add the butter to a skillet over med-high heat.
    melted butter
  • The butter will get bubbly and foam up.
  • Once the butter stops bubbling you should start to see bits of brown on the bottom of the pan. (looks kind of like browned flour) . Add the finely diced jalapenos and cook for another 10-15 seconds. Be careful to not burn the butter.
    Sage browned butter
  • Remove the pan from the heat and the butter will continue to brown a bit more after it is off the heat.
  • Put the beans in a serving dish, Pour the butter over the beans and toss to coat.
  • Spoon the salsa over the green beans and garnish with the cilantro. Serve immediately.
    green beans and salsa in skillet


Serving: 3oz | Calories: 116kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 24mg | Sodium: 314mg | Potassium: 272mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 1052IU | Vitamin C: 13mg | Calcium: 44mg | Iron: 1mg