Brighten up a cold-weather dinner with a dish of these sweet and mellow green beans.

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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • In a medium saucepan with a tight-fitting lid, melt 2 tablespoons butter over medium heat; swirl to coat bottom of pan. Add shallots; cover. Reduce heat to medium-low; cook, stirring occasionally, until golden brown, 15 to 20 minutes. Set aside.

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  • Meanwhile, in a large pot of boiling salted water, cook green beans until fork-tender, 4 to 6 minutes. Drain; return to pot. Toss with remaining tablespoon butter. Season with salt and pepper.

  • Transfer green beans to a serving dish; top with caramelized shallots.

Reviews (2)

75 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 9
  • 4 star values: 11
  • 3 star values: 34
  • 2 star values: 19
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: Unrated
12/22/2007
We were looking for a terrific side dish for Thanksgiving and tried this. We loved it as well. This was my favocite side of all of them. I agree with Miss Georgia - we had to cook the shallots a bit longer to get them to carmelize. We also improvised and added a few pinches crumbled bacon to it for some extra texture, flavor and color. Everyone raved about this dish!
Rating: Unrated
11/25/2007
I made this for Thanksgiving a couple years ago -- my family LOVED it and it's been asked for ever since! It's really easy to make, although I think it takes a little longer to caramelize the shallots -- perhaps I could be doing something better :)