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Sauteed Green Beans and Red Onion


Red onion adds color and tanginess to this sauteed green-bean side dish.

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  • Servings: 4

Source: Everyday Food, April 2004


  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon coarse salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground pepper
  • 1 pound green beans, trimmed and halved
  • 1 medium red onion, cut into 1/2-inch wedges
  • 2 teaspoons balsamic vinegar


  1. In a large skillet, bring 1 cup water, oil, salt, and pepper to a simmer over medium heat.

  2. Add green beans and onion. Cover, and cook until beans are crisp-tender, 8 to 10 minutes.

  3. Uncover, and continue cooking, stirring frequently, until water has evaporated, beans are tender, and onions are beginning to brown, 5 to 8 minutes more. Stir in vinegar and serve.

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  • MS11205192
    1 JAN, 2011
    This is great with some camelized walnuts added in.
  • stacy6
    27 JAN, 2009
    My family really enjoyed this recipe. I make it about 3-5 times a month. I would reccomend it.