Prep Time
13 Mins
Cook Time
30 Mins
10 servings

Every busy holiday menu needs at least one easy side dish. Cook the beans and slice the onion a day ahead.

How to Make It

Step 1

Cook green beans in boiling salted water 5 to 7 minutes or until crisp-tender. Plunge beans in ice water to stop the cooking process; drain and set aside.

Step 2

Heat oil in a large skillet or sauté pan over medium heat; add onion and garlic, and sauté 15 to 20 minutes or until tender and onion starts to caramelize. Stir in green beans, salt, and pepper; sauté 2 to 3 minutes or until beans are heated. Serve hot.

Step 3

Make-Ahead Note: Place cooked green beans in a large zip-top plastic bag, and store in refrigerator up to 1 day. When ready to use, simply toss in with caramelized onions, and sauté until warm.

Christmas with Southern Living 2007

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