Balsamic Green Beans and Carrots With Pearl Onions

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READY IN: 20mins
SERVES: 6
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
  • 1
    (8 ounce) package baby carrots or (8 ounce) package three medium carrots, peeled and sliced
  • 2
    (10 ounce) packages , fresh not frozen, steam-able green beans, ready to eat or 1 1/4 lbs fresh green beans, trimmed
  • 1 12
    tablespoons butter
  • 6
    ounces white onions or 6 ounces red pearl onions, halved lengthwise and peeled
  • 14
  • 4
    tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 1
    teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1
    tablespoon sugar
  • salt & pepper
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DIRECTIONS

  • Steam green beans in microwave according to directions (about 4 minutes) or if fresh, place beans into a large pot of boiling water; cook 3 minutes. Drain and rinse with cold water; set aside.
  • Steam carrots according to package directions, or if fresh, slice, boil and drain (same as above).
  • Heat 1 tablespoon butter in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add onions and garlic; sauté 3 minutes or until lightly browned, stirring frequently.
  • Add broth, vinegar, and sugar; bring to a boil.
  • Simmer 3 minutes or until syrupy.
  • Add beans and carrots, remaining 1/2 tablespoon of butter, salt, and pepper; toss to coat.
  • Cook for 2 minutes or until thoroughly heated.
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