Quick & Delish Side Dish

Green Beans with Caramelized Red OnionsI’m always on the lookout for a side dish that’s, just as the title implies, quick and delicious, and if there’s something I can do to a vegetable to make it the least bit appealing to the five-year-old palate, all the better. This recipe for Green Beans with Caramelized Red Onions fits the bill. The beans are first blanched in heavily salted boiling water, then added to a sauté pan with the red onions. Quick. Delish. Done.

Green Beans with Caramelized Red Onions

2 pounds green beans, trimmed

1 tablespoon unsalted butter

1 tablespoon olive oil

1 medium red onion, thinly sliced

Salt and Pepper to taste

  1. Carefully drop green beans into a 3-quart pot of heavily salted boiling water. Cook beans until crisp-tender and bright green, about 4 minutes. Drain, pat dry with paper towels and set aside.

 2. Heat butter and olive oil in a large skillet over medium high heat. Once butter is melted, add red onion slices and cook, stirring frequently, until onions begin to brown, about 8-10 minutes.

 3. Add green beans to pan, stirring until coated and heated through. Season to taste with salt and pepper and serve.

 Serves 6-8.



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5 responses to “Quick & Delish Side Dish

  1. Excellent idea! We are doing green beans tonight. Thanks, s

  2. I’ve made this recipe for years and love it! You’re right, it’s great.
    For extra zip, I add red pepper flakes.
    Thanks for sharing.

  3. I love green beans! what an easy and delicious recipe.
    Thank you.

  4. Green beans sound delicious with caramelized red onions! Thanks for the comment on my blog! I did leave the yolk intact!

  5. I’ve made something similar, but roasted them instead. The only other thing I added to your recipe is balsamic vinegar. I love green beans!

    Thanks for sharing your recipe

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