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Balsamic Beans

A quick-to-make balsamic syrup enhances these roasted green beans. The balsamic syrup's also good drizzled over pork roast or even sliced fresh strawberries.

Oxmoor House JUNE 2006

  • Yield: 10 servings
  • Cook time: 27 Minutes
  • Prep time: 6 Minutes

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 2 1/2 pounds green beans, trimmed
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepper

Preparation

Cook vinegar in a small saucepan over medium heat 9 minutes or until syrupy and reduced to 3 tablespoons; set aside.

Toss beans with oil in a large bowl. Spread beans on a large rimmed baking sheet; sprinkle with salt and pepper.

Bake at 475° for 15 to 18 minutes or until charred in appearance (do not stir). Toss hot beans with balsamic syrup. Serve immediately.

Fix it Faster: Purchase prewashed, trimmed green beans available in the produce department.

Make Ahead: The balsamic syrup can be made a day ahead and stored at room temperature. Make a few extra batches of the syrup and consider it for gift giving.

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