Green Beans with Caramelized Onions

Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 30 mins

One more easy and delicious way to cook green beans! Balsamic vinegar and brown sugar add great flavor to this dish.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cook green beans in boiling water.
  2. Drain.
  3. (This can be done ahead.).
  4. Cut onions into thin slices, and cut each slice in half.
  5. Cook onions in a nonstick skillet over medium-high heat, stirring occasionally until onions are golden brown.
  6. (Original recipe says do not stir onions first 5-10 minutes.) Reduce heat to medium; stir in butter and brown sugar.
  7. Add green beans; cook 5 minutes or until thoroughly heated.
  8. Toss with vinegar.


Most Helpful

I have made these a couple of times. Frozen whole green beans were just as good as fresh. This recipe is easy and very tasty!

~*~LindyT53~*~ February 20, 2011

This was a very nice change from an ordinary green bean recipe. We will make this again.
I sauteed the onions in butter and then added the brown sugar based on other reviews.

Larawithoutau December 19, 2010

WOW!!! These were AMAZING! Best beans ever. This will be how I make them from now on. But I did notice that as they started to cool the sugar started to turn to glue. Definitely best when hot. Thank you MrsEl.

Bekah49036 August 05, 2008

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