I hate vegetables. There I said it. I admit it. I eat them as quickly as I possibly can at the beginning of my meal to show my kids that even Mommy eats her vegetables. But, UGH! I hate the taste. Until this recipe. It is delicious. I could eat a whole pan of these beans.
I found this recipe on Pinterest – Caramelized Green Beans on Our Best Bites.
I made it at the last-minute and did not have time to thaw and cook the bacon the recipe called for but it was delicious without it and I am sure healthier.
1 lb. (actually, just a little bit more…maybe 1 1/8 lb.) fresh green beans
1/2 red onion, sliced thinly
3-4 cloves garlic, minced or pressed
2 Tbsp. sugar
2 Tbsp. soy sauce
1/2 tsp. Kosher salt
Lots of freshly ground pepper
- Start boiling a large pot of water. Place beans in a colander and rinse them well. Then snap the ends off and snap them in half.
- Prepare the sauce by mixing sugar, soy sauce, and salt in a small bowl.
- Make sure your onions are sliced, garlic is pressed (or minced), and everything is ready to go.
- Pour 2 TBSP of olive oil into pan and heat pan to medium-high heat. When the pan is hot add onions and garlic and cook until onions start to turn translucent.
- Add beans to boiling water. Place colander in a clean sink. Boil for 2-3 minutes; you’re not cooking them until they’re done, just blanching them to take the edge off.
- When cooked drain beans in the colander in the sink.
- Once beans have been drained, add them to the onions and garlic. Stir fry 3-5 more minutes.
- Stir sauce and then pour on top of the beans. Keep stirring until the beans are completely coated. Stir until sauce starts to become thick about 5 minutes.
- Take off heat and serve.
I want to make this dish every night. It was gone shortly after I placed the plates on the table. Everyone at the table asked for seconds. This goes into our sides rotation. I want to try this with other veggies too to see how it tastes.