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.

Beans and Caramelized Onions

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  • 1   tablespoon 
    margarine or butter
  • 1 1/2  cups 
    chopped onion
  • 1   teaspoon 
  • 1   tablespoon 
    balsamic vinegar or red wine vinegar
  • 1/2 7  ounce 
    jar roasted red sweet peppers, drained and finely chopped (1/2 cup)
  • 1/4  cup 
    quartered pitted ripe olives
  • 2   tablespoons 
    snipped fresh basil
  • 1/4  teaspoon 
  • 1/4  teaspoon 
    black pepper
  • 1   pound 
    green beans, cut into 2-inch lengths (about 4 cups)
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.
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
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