Green Beans With Caramelized-Shallot Butter

Total Time
Prep 0 mins
Cook 15 mins

Quick and easy-- adds wonderful flavor to simple green beans. From Cooking Light.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Melt butter in a saucepan over medium-high heat.
  2. Add shallots and saute' 4 minutes (or until golden); stir in vinegar and cook 1 1/2 more minutes.
  3. Remove from heat and stir in thyme, rind, salt, and pepper (I added more butter at this point).
  4. Cook beans in boiling water 3 minutes or until crisp-tender; drain.
  5. Combine beans and shallot mixture in a large bowl and toss well to coat.


Most Helpful

Wonderful combination of flavors! I didn't have shallots, so I used a red onion instead.

Dragonfly AZ December 04, 2005

An AMAZING side dish. It is as tasty as it is gorgeous on the plate! Delicious, quick & easy! The shallot butter can be made the day ahead and reheated. I bought my green beans in a steamer bag. I served at Thanksgiving and will make again & again. My GF passed this along to me. Glad to see it here! Thanks GaylaJ!

Chicagoland Chef du Jour July 15, 2011

Yum! Even my grandkids loved them! I prepped and cooked the greenbeans the day before. Just sauted the beans in a large skillet with a little butter to rewarm them as the shallots were cooking. Time-saver when having company.

mpom01 April 09, 2007

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