Green Beans and Caramelized Onions
Rather than the traditional green bean casserole, why not make a lighter dish to accompany your other heavy Thanksgiving dishes. The caramelized onions in this recipe complement green beans in a way that will please any sensible eater.
There are 50 healthy calories in each serving.
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|Total Time:||1 hour 35 minutes|
|Prep Time:||20 minutes|
|Cook time:||1 hour 15 minutes|
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- 1 pound green beans, stems removed
- 2 teaspoons salt
- 2 large onions, sliced thin
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- Blanch and shock the green beans. To do this, prepare a bowl of ice water and set aside. Add beans to a pot of water and bring to a boil. Boil for 3-4 minutes for thick beans or 1-2 minutes for thin beans. The beans will be firm still and a bright green color. Strain beans and immediately place them in the ice bath to stop the cooking process. Strain and set aside.
- Sprinkle salt over onions.
- Heat olive oil in a large skillet. Add onions to skillet and allow to cook un-harassed for 15 minutes over medium-low heat. Stir and allow to cook an additional 45-60 minutes or until caramelized (they’ll be light brown in color).
- Place blanched green beans in a baking dish and spread caramelized onions over the green beans.
- Refrigerate until 10 minutes before dinner.
- Bake at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 5-7 minutes, or until heated.
- Vegetarian and vegan
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|Servings per batch 8|
|Amount Per Serving|
|Calories 50||Calories from Fat 36 (72%)|
|% Daily Value *|
|Total Fat 4g||6%|
|Saturated Fat 0g||0%|
|Monounsaturated Fat 3g|
|Polyunsaturated Fat 0g|
|Trans Fat 0g|
|Total Carbohydrate 5g||2%|
|Dietary Fiber 1g||4%|
|* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.|