Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 10 mins

These have become a family favorite; an easy side dish that is a quick, elegant addition to anything from the Easter spread to a weeknight meal.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Steam beans in an inch of water, covered, for 5 minutes, or until bright green and crisp-tender. Drain.
  2. In a skillet, melt butter in oil, add onion and cook over medium heat for 5 minutes, or under onions are soft.
  3. Toss with green beans and season with salt and pepper to taste (I like using coarse Kosher salt).
Most Helpful

4 5

Very nice way to spruce up the humble green bean! The sauteed onions really made a nice sauce for the beans. Easy to make too - thanks for sharing the recipe! Made for the Best of 2012 event, recommended by LifeIsgood

5 5

I am crazy about this recipe. I just love when a simple recipe has a wow factor. This is going into my best of the best file. The green beans are delicious this way. Great for company! Made for the Pick a Chef event in the Contests and Events forum. Thank you. :)

5 5

Great recipe. Simple and yummy. I browned the onions. Thanks Shire Born :) Made for cookbook tag game