Balsamic-Glazed Green Beans and Pearl Onions

  • frogfish4 Posted: 11/12/11
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    Great side dish. I used white pearl onions and that was great too.

  • detailaddict Posted: 11/17/11
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    Not bad...I'm not a huge fan of either green beans or vinegar (husband likes both), but the syrup rendered the beans non-boring without being overpowering. I omitted the onions as the husband doesn't eat them, but may include these if I make this again. I served this alongside CL Baked Mac and Cheese (same issue), and will keep this in mind as a tolerable green bean recipe.

  • zmichelle Posted: 01/12/12
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    I don't usually like balsamic glazed veggies (too sweet), but we had all the ingredients, so I figured I'd give this a try. I used white pearl onions because that's what I had- these were fantastic and so simple! My husband ate more than half of these in one sitting, and finished them off the next day. This has become a go-to recipe for guests!

  • CFLauxRN Posted: 11/19/11
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    Delicious! I just used a regular onion and added some chopped bacon....SOOO simple and tasty!!

  • ESmith6 Posted: 11/13/11
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    I made these for dinner tonight and served with CL Cheesy Meatloaf Minis. They were delicious. The balsamic syrup really enhances the flavor of the green beans and red pearl onions. I used steam in the bag haricots verts which saved a pot and I was surprised to actually find the red pearl onions in the grocery store. Definitely a good Thanksgiving side.

  • humboldt29 Posted: 11/26/11
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    I made these for Thanksgiving dinner. They are excellent! The onions & vinegar give the green beans a nice flavor.

  • jennitc Posted: 12/23/11
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    I made these almost exactly according to the recipe and they were sooo good! even my kids loved them!

  • Clobberella422 Posted: 11/24/12
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    I made these for Thanksgiving, and they were very well received. The one thing I did differently was to cook a few pieces of bacon and cook the onions in the fat, then crumble in the bacon at the end. It was really good that way, though I'm sure I'll try them without the bacon later on when I'm not surrounded by so many picky eaters. The bacon did go really well with the vinegar though, maybe helped to cut the sweetness a bit.

  • RikkiP Posted: 04/29/13
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    Special enough to serve for company, simple enough to be a weekday dish. I've made twice so far to speck. The only change being the 2nd time was substituting white pearl onions for red due to availability and it was still delicious.

  • nymphaeae Posted: 01/01/14
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    Good recipe for a Christmas or Thanksgiving accompaniment. Fast to cook, but peeling onions takes about 30 min.

  • bubbinsmom Posted: 12/23/13
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    I made this according to the directions. Pealing the skins off of the pearl onions was a bit tedious but otherwise this was easy to make and delicious. The onions were sweet.

  • SingingGourmand Posted: 12/08/13
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    I served these with the porcini-dusted chicken recipe from CL and they were delicious. I made them just as my guests arrived and kept them warm in a 180 degree oven. They were perfect.

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