Green Beans with Caramelized Onions

Yield: 6 servings
Calories: 170
Theme: New
Green Beans with Caramelized Onions

Save time in the kitchen with the help of a food processor. For this casserole, place washed green beans in the processor horizontally and pulse once if you don't want to cut the beans by hand.


  • 1 1/4 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
  • 3/4 tsp salt
  • 3/4 tsp granulated sugar
  • 3 large sweet onions, such as Vidalia (about 1 1/4 pounds), thinly sliced
  • splash balsamic vinegar
  • 1 1/2 lbs green beans, trimmed


1. In a large nonstick skillet, heat 1 tablespoon oil over medium-high heat. Add onions and season with 3/4 teaspoon kosher salt and 3/4 teaspoon granulated sugar. Cook, stirring often, until softened and just beginning to brown, 10 minutes. Scrape up any brown bits that begin to form on the bottom of the skillet; a flat-sided wooden spatula is particularly well-suited to this task. Add a splash of water (about a tablespoon) from time to time to de-glaze the browned bits. Reduce heat, if needed.


2. Cook, stirring occasionally, until onions are a deep golden brown color and very soft, about 30 minutes. Remove from heat and season with additional salt and a splash of balsamic vinegar. (Refrigerate in an airtight container, up to 1 day. Bring to room temperature before using.)


3. Meanwhile, in a large pot of boiling salted water, cook green beans until crisp-tender and bright green, about 6 minutes.


4. Drain and toss with 1 teaspoon oil. Season with salt and pepper.


5. Transfer beans to a platter and top with onions. Serve and enjoy!


Recipe from Popsugar.


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