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Make a simple and delicious vegetable side dish with sautéed green beans and caramelized sweet onions.




  • 1 pound fresh green beans, washed and trimmed
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons brown sugar
  • 1/2 pound sweet onions, peeled and cut into wedges
  • 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper



  1. Bring 1 quart water to boiling. Add green beans, cover and cook 3 to 4 minutes, until crisp tender. Drain and submerge in ice water for 3 to 4 minutes to stop the cooking. Drain again.
  2. Heat a large skillet on medium-high heat. Add olive oil, butter and brown sugar. When butter is melted add onions and sauté 2 minutes. Reduce heat to medium-low. Add vinegar and continue sautéing 10 minutes or until onions are golden brown.
  3. When onions are golden brown raise heat to medium-high. Add drained green beans. Sauté beans with onions an additional 5 minutes or until hot. Season with salt and pepper.


Serves 4


Nutrition Facts  
Serving Size: 1  
Servings per Recipe: 4  
Amount per Serving  
Calories: 11  
  % Daily Value *
Total Fat: 6 g 10%
Saturated Fat: 2 g 11%
Cholesterol: 8 mg 3%
Sodium: 244 mg 10%
Total Carbohydrate: 13 g 4%
Dietary Fiber: 4 g 18%
Protein: 2 g  
Vitamin A 9%
Vitamin C 33%
Calcium 5%
Iron 7%

*The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.

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