These tender, lightly browned, sautéed green beans are a wonderful change from your traditional side dish. Packed with a wonderful flavor that will go with any meat and potato meal.
4 tablespoons unsalted butter
2 onions, halved and thinly sliced
2 teaspoons packed brown sugar
3/4 cup water
2 pounds green beans, trimmed (I used fresh French Style)
Salt and pepper
8 slices crumbled cooked bacon
- 1. Melt 2 tablespoons butter in 12-inch skillet over medium heat. Add onion and cook until just beginning to brown, about 5 minutes. Stir in brown sugar and cook, stirring frequently, until light golden brown, about 5 minutes. Add 3/4 cup water and cook until golden brown and sticky, about 5 minutes. Transfer onions to a bowl and wipe out skillet with paper towels.
- 2. Melt the rest of the butter in now-empty skillet over medium-high heat and add beans. Cook, stirring occasionally, until beans are spotty brown, 8 to 10 minutes. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Top cooked beans with caramelized onions and bacon. Serve.