Stewed Green Beans and Poblanos

Photo: Anna Williams

Caramelizing the onions adds another layer of flavor in this recipe.


  • 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil

  • 1 ½ medium onions. thinly sliced

  • 3 garlic cloves, thinly sliced

  • 3 pounds fresh green beans, trimmed

  • 3 poblano chiles, seeds and ribs removed, cut into ¼-inch strips (3 cups)

  • 1 cup water

  • 1 tablespoon coarse salt

  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground pepper


  1. Heat oil in a large saute pan over medium-high heat. Add onions and cook, stirring frequently, for 5 minutes. Reduce heat to medium and cook, stirring occasionally, until beginning to caramelize, about 13 minutes.

  2. Add garlic and cook until soft, about 2 minutes. Add green beans, chiles, water, salt, and pepper, and bring to a boil. Cover, reduce heat, and simmer until green beans and chiles are tender and liquid has evaporated, 20 to 25 minutes. Serve immediately.

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