Caramelized Onion Green Beans
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- 2 tablespoons butter
- 1 large onion, sliced, about 2 cups
- 2 teaspoons light brown sugar
- 1⁄2 teaspoon kosher salt
- 1⁄2 teaspoon dry cajun seasoning (I used blacken seasoning)
- 1 1⁄2 lbs green beans
- 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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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.
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