Beans and Caramelized Onions
Recipe from Diabetic Living

No more boring beans! In this recipe, the familiar green bean takes on an exciting new flavor. Onions, sugar, and balsamic vinegar coat the beans in a sweet, but tangy sauce.



by 1  person


add your rating
add a comment
 
savings in
 
Ingredients
  • see savings
    On Sale
    1   tablespoon 
    margarine or butter
  • see savings
    On Sale
    1 1/2  cups 
    chopped onion
  • see savings
    On Sale
    1   teaspoon 
    sugar
  • see savings
    On Sale
    1   tablespoon 
    balsamic vinegar or red wine vinegar
  • see savings
    On Sale
    1/2 7  ounce 
    jar roasted red sweet peppers, drained and finely chopped (1/2 cup)
  • see savings
    On Sale
    1/4  cup 
    quartered pitted ripe olives
  • see savings
    On Sale
    2   tablespoons 
    snipped fresh basil
  • see savings
    On Sale
    1/4  teaspoon 
    salt
  • see savings
    On Sale
    1/4  teaspoon 
    black pepper
  • see savings
    On Sale
    1   pound 
    green beans, cut into 2-inch lengths (about 4 cups)

Directions
1.
In a large heavy skillet heat margarine or butter over medium heat until melted. Cook and stir onion and sugar in margarine or butter about 10 minutes or until the onion is very tender and golden brown. Stir in vinegar. Cook and stir for 1 to 2 minutes more or until liquid evaporates. Stir in the roasted red peppers, olives, basil, salt, and black pepper. Remove skillet from heat; keep warm.
2.
Meanwhile, in a medium saucepan cook the green beans, covered, in a small amount of boiling water about 10 minutes or until crisp-tender; drain. To serve, stir caramelized onion into green beans. Makes 5 (3/4-cup) servings.
Nutrition information
Per Serving: cal. (kcal) 86, Fat, total (g) 6, chol. (mg) 0, sat. fat (g) 1, carb. (g) 14, fiber (g) 4, pro. (g) 2, vit. A (IU) 777.44, vit. C (mg) 50.78, sodium (mg) 169, calcium (mg) 40.39, iron (mg) 1.8, Vegetables () 2, Fat () 1, Carb Choice () 1, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
Add Your Review
 Articles
Easy Elegant Appetizers: Sweet Onion Tomato Tartlets
... Tartlet recipe Because it was a blazing hot day, I decided to saute our onions and tomatoes in a skillet... oil. I cooked the onions first for about 5 minutes until they were softened, then added the tomatoes... read more...
Meatless Monday: Black Bean Burgers for Dinner Tonight
... for another post... I ground up the beans and onion slightly in the food processor, then mixed... as we've gotten into a real rice-and-bean rut. I recently heard a friend talk about how much her young... son loves black bean burgers, so I went on the hunt for a recipe to try. As soon as I saw how short... read more...
25 Days of Christmas Cookie: Salted Caramel-Ginger Macaroons
... these Salted Caramel-Ginger Macaroons -- anyway, you might as well understand the science behind them. The salt... of these delicious Salted Caramel-Ginger Macaroons than you'd been planning. It has nothing to do with your lack... of restraint! It's all the fault of the salt. Make these Salted Caramel-Ginger Macaroons! *** Check out our 25... read more...
how tos
Food Blogs We Love
see more blogs

shop our favorite products