Sides Matter

I’m always on the lookout for a quick and delicious side dish, especially around the holidays, and if there’s something I can do to a vegetable to make it the least bit appealing to the almost 7-year-old palate, all the better. This recipe for Green Beans with Caramelized Red Onions fits the bill. The beans are first blanched in heavily salted boiling water, then added to a sauté pan with the red onions. Quick. Delish. Done.

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Green Beans with Caramelized Red Onions

2 pounds green beans, trimmed

1 tablespoon unsalted butter

1 tablespoon olive oil

1 medium red onion, thinly sliced

Salt and Pepper to taste

1. Carefully drop green beans into a 3-quart pot of heavily salted boiling water. Cook beans until crisp-tender and bright green, about 4 minutes. Drain, pat dry with paper towels and set aside.

2. Heat butter and olive oil in a large skillet over medium high heat. Once butter is melted, add red onion slices and cook, stirring frequently, until onions begin to brown, about 8-10 minutes.

3. Add green beans to pan, stirring until coated and heated through. Season to taste with salt and pepper and serve.

Serves 6-8.

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