Green Beans with Glazed Onions
Glazed onions are an easy-to-make treat that make fresh green beans even better.
Serves: 6 servings
- 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
- 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.
- 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.
- 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 The Best-Kept Secrets of Healthy Cooking by Sandra Woodruff, R.D. Copyright © 2000 by Sandra Woodruff.
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