Green Beans With Balsamic-Shallot Butter

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 15 mins

Nice green bean dish that can be prepared ahead of time. From Bon Appetit.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 12 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 2 large shallots, finely chopped
  • 4 tablespoons butter, room temperature
  • 2 lbs green beans, trimmed


  1. Combine vinegar and shallots in heavy small saucepan. Boil over medium heat until most vinegar is absorbed (about 1 tablespoon liquid should remain in pan), stirring frequently, about 6 minutes. Transfer mixture to small bowl; cool completely. Add butter; mix with fork until blended.
  2. Cook beans in large pot of boiling salted water until crisp-tender, about 6 minutes. Drain. Refresh under cold water; drain. Pat dry with paper towels. (Balsamic-shallot butter and beans can be made 1 day ahead. Cover separately; chill.)
  3. Combine beans and balsamic-shallot butter in large nonstick skillet. Toss over medium heat until beans are heated through, about 5 minutes. Season to taste with salt and pepper and serve.
Most Helpful

Very tasty side dish to dinner. The balsomic vinegar complimented this with great extra flavor.n Thanks vis for another great recipe. Made for Market tag.

weekend cooker April 16, 2011

I love the balsamic and shallot with the green beans. It adds so much to the green beans. Thanks Lazyme :) Made for I Recommend tag game

Boomette April 03, 2011

I enjoyed these beans....loved the balsamic vinegar in them. I'd like to try them with some mushrooms time.:) Made for your win in Football Tag 2011.

breezermom January 12, 2011