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Crisp-tender green beans are given a lift of sweet, smoky flavor with the addition of caramelized shallots.

Recipe by Southern Living November 2011

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Credit: Oxmoor House

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hands-on:
30 mins
total:
30 mins
Yield:
Makes 8 to 10 servings
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Cook green beans in boiling salted water to cover 3 to 4 minutes or until crisp-tender; drain. Plunge beans into ice water to stop the cooking process; drain.

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  • Melt butter and brown sugar with olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat; add shallots, and sauté 2 minutes. Reduce heat to medium-low, add vinegar, and sauté 10 minutes or until shallots are golden brown and tender.

  • Increase heat to medium-high; add green beans, and sauté 5 minutes or until thoroughly heated. Season with salt and freshly ground pepper to taste.

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