Balsamic Green Beans

"Found this in Southern Living and it was quite good. Always looking for a way to make green beans."
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  • Cook green beans in boiling water 5-6 minutes, drain.
  • Stir together vinegar, brown sugar, and mustard until smooth.
  • Cook shallots in olive oil over medium heat until tender. Stir in vinegar mixture, salt and pepper, Add green beans, toss and serve.

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  1. Didn't really think this combination worked very well. It was VERY sweet and an odd combination of flavors with balsamic and dijon. I ended up putting a lot of fresh lemon over the top to lighten up the sweetness and improve the flavor.
  2. A tasty change from regular green beans. Easy and smells great! I appreciate recipes like this that use ingredients that I always have on hand. Definitely will make again. Made for Spring PAC 2013.
  3. I steamed the green beans until they were tender. I don't like them crisp. I used grainy dijon mustard. This is very tasty. Thanks Cooking with love :) Made for Healthy tag game
  4. This is a excellent green bean recipe and easy to prepare :) The combination of ingredients gives this *wonderful flavor* Thanks for posting *Made for Spring 2010 PAC*


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