Waxed Beans

Waxed Beans
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An excellent side dish, and especially so on the Holidays. These Waxed Beans are Buttery Good and can be made with Fresh Beans or canned. Fresh Beans will need to be prepped and simmer for about 15 minutes, while canned beans need only to be heated through.

I use the same seasoning or prepare the same way for Corn, Carrots, Green Peas for a Pot of Warmed Vegetables to accompany certain meals and for the Holidays with Ham or Turkey.

Fresh Beans

Chop the ends off 1 lb. of Beans and then chop to the desired size or leave whole. I like them about the same size as the ones that come in the can, so I chop in half and then each half in half again. You can choose to leave these whole too with the ends chopped off.

Yellow Beans

Fresh Yellow Waxed Beans

Wash well and chop the ends off.

Green Beans

Fresh Green Beans

Wash well and chop the ends off.

Canned Waxed Beans

With the canned version, there is no cooking, well not really. Just throw everything together into a pot and set it on the back burner over the oven vent while you got your main protein cooking in the oven. The heat coming up will be enough to warm them. If not using the oven, then just heat the vegetables through to serve.

Can of Yellow Waxed Beans

Canned Yellow Waxed Beans

Empty the can with the liquids into a pot.

Can of Green Waxed Beans

Canned Green Beans

Empty the can with the liquids into a pot.

Green and Yellow Waxed Beans

Canned Waxed Beans

Either canned Green, Yellow or both with their liquids.

Seasoning Waxed Beans

For the longest time, I always added a little bit of water, enough to barely submerge the Vegetables. Along with some Butter, Salt & Pepper to taste. Sometimes with a little bit of Chicken Powder if making Chicken or Turkey for the Holidays.

Even with Canned Waxed Beans, I would just empty the Can into a pot with their liquids and add Butter, Salt & Pepper to taste, sometimes with a bit of Cream.

Salt & Pepper Blend

Salt & Pepper Blend

  • 1 Tbl Sea Salt
  • 1 tsp Black Pepper
  • 1/2 tsp White Pepper
Plate of Butter Popcorn Seasoning

Butter Popcorn Seasoning

This is optional, you can just keep it simple with a bit of Butter and Salt & Pepper to taste. However, Butter Popcorn Seasoning is so effective at upping the Butter Flavors, and that’s just what you want with a side of Vegetables. Add in 1 tsp per 1 lb. of Beans, or to taste.

Cooked and Seasoned Yellow Beans

Butter Waxed Beans

  • 1 lb. Yellow Beans
  • 1 C of the reserved Water
  • 1/4 C Butter
  • 1 tsp Butter Popcorn Seasoning
  • Salt & Pepper Blend to taste

Vegeta Seasoning

This is another seasoning that works extremely well with a side of warmed Vegetables. Vegeta also contains Salt & Pepper, so additional Salt & Pepper isn’t really needed.

Vegeta

Vegeta

Just sprinkle some in to taste and you’re good. I use about 1 tsp per 1 lb. of Beans with 1 tsp Butter Popcorn Seasoning for those Buttery Flavors. Add more or less according to taste.

Cooked and Seasoned Green Beans

Vegeta Waxed Beans

  • 1 lb. Green Beans
  • 1 C of the reserved Water
  • 1/4 C Butter
  • 1 tsp Butter Popcorn Seasoning
  • Vegeta to taste

How long to Boil Fresh Waxed Beans

It takes about 15 minutes, depending on how soft or firm you like your Beans, after it has started to boil in enough water to cover. Some will boil for less in order to get still crispy Beans and other longer for softer Beans like you get in the can. In general, simmer until fork tender.

How to Boil Fresh Waxed Beans

Place the beans in a pot and fill with water to cover. Bring to a boil and reduce the heat to simmer for about 15 minutes, or until fork tender.

Empty out the Water after simmering, reserving about 1 C of the Water per 1 lb. of Beans, or enough water to barely cover the Beans. Then add Butter, and 1 tsp of Butter Popcorn Seasoning per 1 lb. of Beans. With Salt & Pepper or Vegeta to taste.

Keep in mind if you set the pot on the back burner over the oven vent while the stove is running it will soften more and keep them warm for serving, all while soaking up the flavors.

Adding some Cream of Tartar will preserve the natural colors of the Vegetables more so than without. Not much is needed, about 1/8 tsp – 1/4 tsp.

Creamy Waxed Beans

For a Creamy version, add in the desired amount of 10 % Cream and reheat until warmed. You can also drain out some of the cooking Water to be replaced by the Cream.

10 percent cream

Cream

Waxed Beans in Broth

For a Broth version, add in 1 tsp Broth Powder to convert the 1 C of water to a Broth. Either Chicken Powder, Magic Sarap or Vegetable Broth Powder is good for this. This also adds in Salt, so use less or to taste of either the Vegeta or Salt & Pepper Blend.

Knorr Chicken Powder

Knorr Chicken Powder

Use 1 tsp per 1 C water.

Magic Sarap

Magic Sarap

Use 1 tsp or to taste.

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Waxed Beans

Simmered Soft Green or Yellow Waxed Bean and Beautifully Seasoned to deliver on those Buttery Flavors. Made with Fresh Waxed Beans or canned Waxed Beans. This is an excellent side dish for the Holidays.
Prep Time15 minutes
Cook Time15 minutes
Servings: 4 portions

Equipment

  • 1 Pot
  • 1 Strainer
  • 1 Digital Scale

Ingredients

  • 1 lb Fresh Beans - or 2 cans of Waxed Beans, see notes
  • 1 C Reserved Water - or Can liquids
  • 1 tsp Butter Popcorn Seasoning
  • 1/4 C Butter
  • 1 tsp Vegeta or Salt & Pepper Blend - more or less to taste

Salt & Pepper Blend

  • 1 Tbl Sea Salt
  • 1 tsp Black Pepper
  • 1/2 tsp White Pepper

Instructions

  • Weigh out 1 lb. of Fresh Beans. Wash the Fresh Beans well and then chop the ends off and then into the desired length, about the same size you get in a can.
  • Place the Beans into a pot and cover with water. Bring this to a boil over max heat. Once it starts to boil, lower the heat to medium and simmer for about 15 minutes, depending on how firm or soft you want the beans.
  • Drain out the Water, reserving about 1 C or enough water to barely cover the Beans.
  • Add in the remaining ingredients and mix.
    These can be served right away or if you are using the oven for the main course, they can sit on the back burner over the oven vent to stay warm and soften more before serving.

Notes

 
For Canned Waxed Beans, just empty everything into a Pot with the remaining ingredients and place on the back burner over the oven vent to warm while using the oven or heat to warm through. Canned Beans have a small amount of Salt in them already, so use the Butter Popcorn Seasoning, Salt & Pepper or Vegeta to taste. 
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Canadian
Keywords: Butter Beans, Buttered Beans, Canned Beans, Fresh Beans, Green Beans, Seasoned Waxed Beans, Waxed Bean Recipe, Waxed Bean Side Dish, Waxed Beans, Yellow Beans
Author: JAH
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