Caramelized Onion Green Beans

"This recipe came from a Woman's World magazine. It is very good and has a very pretty presentation. (**Updating to say that I made this recipe with canned cut green beans. I simply drained them and heated them in a little broth for about 3-5 minutes and added them to the recipe instead of fresh green beans. They were very good this way...a nice way to dress up canned green beans.)"
Caramelized Onion Green Beans created by I'mPat
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  • In skillet, melt 1 Tbsp butter over medium heat. Add onion; cook, stirring occasionally, until starting to brown, 7-10 minutes. Add sugar, salt, and Cajun seasoning. Reduce heat to medium-low; cook, stirring often, until onion is soft and golden brown, 5 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Add green beans; cook until tender, 4-5 minutes. (Next time, I will cook longer as mine were not as done as I would have liked them.) Drain well, then add to onion with remaining 1 Tbsp butter. Cook, stirring, until heated through, 1 minute.

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  1. 1southparker
    Just in case anyone has same question regarding substitute, I offer this. I'm answering my own question here!!! If Cajun spice is not available in your supermarket, or you simply don't have it at home make your own Cajun spice blend easily using common spices. Mix 1 tbsp. each of cumin and paprika, 2 tsp. each of garlic powder, onion powder and black pepper, and 1 tsp. each of dried thyme and sweet basil. To make it more spicy, add cayenne pepper. Blend all the spices together until it is a uniform color.
  2. 1southparker
    no answers. guess no one has any suggestions. Thanks. This has been most helpful.
  3. 1southparker
    Would Old Bay work?? Perhaps with some other spicy spice?
  4. 1southparker
    Any substitution suggestions for the cajon seasoning??
  5. nemokitty
    We liked this one! I only used 1 teaspoon of brown sugar and it was plenty sweet for us. Made for I Recommend Zaar Tag Game 2011.


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