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Green Beans with Glazed Onions

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Categories: Quick to fix, Vegetarian
Type: Side Dishes

Glazed onions are an easy-to-make treat that make fresh green beans even better.

Serves: 6 servings

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup chicken or vegetable broth
  • 1 pound fresh green beans, trimmed and snapped into 1 1/2-inch pieces (about 4 cups)
  • 2-3 teaspoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 large Spanish onion, sliced into very thin wedges
  • 3/4 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar

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Directions:

  1. Place the broth in the bottom of a stove top or microwave steamer, and add the beans. Cover and cook over high heat or on high power for 10 minutes, or until tender.
  2. While the beans are cooking, coat a large nonstick skillet with the olive oil, and preheat over medium heat. Add the onion, thyme, salt, and pepper, and sauté for about 5 minutes, or until the onions are wilted and just starting to brown. (Cover the skillet periodically if it becomes too dry, or add a few teaspoons of broth as needed.) Add the sugar, and sauté for another minute. Add the vinegar, and stir to mix well.
  3. Add the beans, along with 2 tablespoons of the broth used for steaming, to the skillet. Toss the beans and onions together for a minute or 2 over medium heat, and serve hot.

excerpted from:

Excerpted from The Best-Kept Secrets of Healthy Cooking by Sandra Woodruff, R.D. Copyright © 2000 by Sandra Woodruff.

To order this book go to www.penguin.com. Get a 15% discount with the coupon code FENPARENT.

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