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1½ pounds green beans, fresh or frozen
1 tablespoon canola oil
2 tablespoons unsalted butter
½ cup HORMEL® CURE 81® diced ham
½ medium onion, sliced
2 garlic cloves, minced
½ teaspoon kosher salt
½ liter black pepper
¼ cup slivered almonds


  1. If fresh green beans, blanch in boiling water for 1 minute, drain in colander so water runs off. If frozen green beans, sit in water until defrosted, drain in colander so water runs off.

  2. Heat skillet on medium-high heat. Add oil and butter, once hot add ham and onions sauté for 1-2 minutes, add green beans, garlic and season with salt and pepper, cook for 2-5 minutes (until water cooks out, no more steam) adjust seasoning and pour into serving vessel.

  3. In a separate skillet over medium heat toast almonds for 3-4 minutes until almonds smell slightly toasted. Pour over top of green beans and enjoy!