Balsamic-Glazed Green Beans and Pearl Onions

Balsamic-Glazed Green Beans and Pearl Onions Recipe
Photo: Charles Masters
Dress up green beans with pearl onions and balsamic vinegar to give this worthy-of-a-special-occasion side dish a nice flavor.

Yield:

Serves 8 (serving size: about 2/3 cup)

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Recipe Time

Hands-on: 30 Minutes
Total: 40 Minutes

Nutritional Information

Calories 56
Fat 1.6 g
Satfat 0.9 g
Monofat 0.4 g
Polyfat 0.1 g
Protein 1.7 g
Carbohydrate 9.8 g
Fiber 2.8 g
Cholesterol 4 mg
Iron 0.9 mg
Sodium 149 mg
Calcium 34 mg

Ingredients

1 1/4 pounds green beans, trimmed
1 tablespoon butter, divided
6 ounces red pearl onions, halved lengthwise and peeled
1/4 cup fat-free, lower-sodium chicken broth
3 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
1 tablespoon sugar
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

Preparation

1. Place beans into a large saucepan of boiling water; cook 3 minutes. Drain and rinse with cold water; drain well. Place beans in a large bowl; set aside.

2. Heat 1 1/2 teaspoons butter in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add onions; sauté 3 minutes or until lightly browned, stirring frequently. Add broth, vinegar, and sugar; bring to a boil. Simmer 3 minutes or until syrupy. Add beans, remaining 1 1/2 teaspoons butter, salt, and pepper; toss to coat. Cook for 2 minutes or until thoroughly heated.

Note:

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Anthony Rosenfeld,

November 2011
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